Fox Searchlight | PG-13 | Davis Guggenheim
Pictured: The new face of progress.
(Note: The following review was originally published at Consequence of Sound.)
Have you seen the Malala Yousafzai Daily Show interview? She’s an amazing person and a fantastic subject, with such a passionate voice. Yousafzai’s deep and meaningful true story about her struggle against the Taliban is shocking, but she brings with her a message for world peace, gender rights, and the value of education. The teen activist doesn’t so much grab our attention as she commands it. She speaks in such spirited rhetoric that it seems like a really great documentary could be tailor-made for her.
It’s a shame, then, that He Named Me Malala will not be regarded as that great doc. (more…)