He Named Me Malala was released on DVD on December 15, The movie documents true events leading up to the Talibans attack on Malala for speaking out in support of educating girls in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan. The movie was nominated at the Music by: Thomas Newman. Oct 22, · Directed by Davis Guggenheim. With Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Khushal Yousafzai. A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations/10(K). Jun 03, · I first watched "He Named Me Malala" while on an international flight- I was impressed that the airline carrier had such an interesting and meaningful film. "He Named Me Malala" is an excellent story about not only a girl and her experience with a disgruntled force (the Taliban), but the story of a motivated girl and her family/5().