Feb 29: “He Named Me Malala” Premiers on the National Geographic Channel

Malala Yousafazi was in seventh grade when she began blogging for the BBC. The year was 2009 and the Taleban has recently placed an edict banning girls’ education in Pakistan. To conceal her identity and gender, Malala’s stories were attributed to Gul Makai. Three years later, she was shot in the head by a gunman on her school bus.

Malala was not silenced by the attack.

Now 18 years old, Malala is the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. She remains a teacher and education activist for women and children in Pakistan and around the world.


Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim’s captured Malala’s incredible story in his acclaimed film He Named Me Malala. The film will premiere Monday, February 29 on the National Geographic channel at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT.

Watch the official movie trailer on YouTube:

Will you tune in with me on the 29th? Bring your daughters, your sons, your brothers and sisters. Learn how one person can make a positive and lasting impression that defies her ‘grief stricken’ lot in life.

If you Tweet:

#HeNamedMeMalala premieres commercial free on @natgeochannel 2/29 @ 8/7c! Stand #withMalala + watch with your family on.natgeo.com/1VbVWaJ 

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Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.