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HE NAMED ME MALALA [Additional material,Audio description]

HE NAMED ME MALALA <span>[Additional material,Audio description]</span> artwork

HE NAMED ME MALALA [Additional material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 84m 25s

Release date 29/02/2016

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Davis Guggenheim

Cast includes Malala Yousafzai

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HE NAMED ME MALALA is a documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot and seriously injured by the Taliban, who has since become a potent advocate for the education of girls and the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Injury detail

Archive footage showing a puddle of blood and a piece of bloodied cloth on a street accompanies a reference to the Taliban shooting people in a square. There is then relatively undetailed sight of a body in the back of a pickup truck. Another sequence shows the bus in which Malala and her friends were shot. There is blood on some of the seats, together with streaks of blood on the outside of the bus.

Other issues include verbal accounts of the shooting and the injuries suffered by Malala, together with undetailed footage of her first in the operating theatre and then undergoing physiotherapy as she embarks on the road to recovery.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio description
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
84m 25s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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