We've been closely following the work and status of admirable teenager Malala Yousafzai ever since we first heard reports of her attack back in October. The 15-year-old advocate for women's education rights was gunned down by the Taliban, shooting her in the neck and head. She amazingly survived this awful crime and has been continuing to speak her mind and raise awareness for these pressing issues ever since. 

Now Davis Guggenheim, of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth fame, has announced he's putting together a documentary about the Pakistani lady's life. Producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will join Guggenheim, along with esteemed production company Image Nation of Abu Dhabi.

"I have two daughters and they are inspired and captivated by Malala's story and her fight for education for every child," Guggenheim said. "I believe this movie will speak to every girl and every family in the world."

We can expect to see the film in late 2014, and her memoir I Am Malala will be released later this year. If you just can't wait that long, take a look at Yousafzai speaking at the U. N. Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday, where she was the youngest person to ever be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Damn, girl!

 


Source: Hollywood Reporter

Photo via Hollywood Reporter.

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