CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FEATURE DOCUMENTARY HE NAMED ME MALALA TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU
SANTA MONICA - MARCH 04, 2016 - In a new agreement with National Geographic Channels, Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award(R) winner Davis Guggenheim's feature documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA. Following its global television premiere on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo MUNDO this week, the critically acclaimed feature documentary will make its SVOD debut exclusively on Hulu this summer.
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The documentary offers a look into Malala's life both before and after the attack. She was 15 at the time of the incident, when she was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education. The shooting sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting for Superman") examines how Malala, her father, Zia, and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film delivers an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life - from her close relationship with her father, who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the United Nations to joking around at home with her parents and brothers. The film was one of 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that advanced in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards(R).
Hulu joins National Geographic Channels and Fox Searchlight Pictures in partnership with the Malala Fund to raise awareness for girls' right to education and safe schools for every child.
HE NAMED ME MALALA was released theatrically by Fox Searchlight Pictures last fall, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media, with National Geographic Channel. The film is produced by Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Davis Guggenheim. Executive producers are Mohamed Al Mubarak and Michael Garin from Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Jeff Skoll from Participant Media and Shannon Dill.
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