'He Named Me Malala' director Davis Guggenheim says push for equality continues

The story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl targeted by the Taliban and attacked on a school bus for just trying to get an education, both shocked and amazed the world three years ago.

Her actions and perseverance earned the teenager the Nobel Peace Prize.

Now, her incredible tale is being brought to the big screen in a new documentary called, "He Named Me Malala."

Davis Guggenheim, the director of the new documentary, joined us to discuss the film.

“This is about education in the world and I just believe every kid deserves a great education," Guggenheim said.

"Here's a girl – and I have two daughters - a girl who believed that she was equal and that she could stand up for her rights and I want my daughters to be inspired by her story. Often I make my movies to see how I can inspire myself and inspire my family."

When asked how the family responded when approached about the documentary, Guggenheim said he thinks they were all in from the beginning. "It's always a process of building trust. But we get along really well. Now I'm proud to say they're friends."

"I think my dream is that girls all around the country will say to their moms and dads -I want to go see this movie, this is important to me, this is a story about me,” he said.

And about Malala? Everyone knows her story but how does she want people to remember her? "If people know about it, they know she was shot in her school bus. But she doesn't want to be remembered for that. She wants to be remembered as the girl who stood up for what she believed," Guggenheim said.

FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE FILM: http://theaters.henamedmemalala.com/

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