Get inspired as she narrates the story of her remarkable journey from a teenage girl from Pakistan, to a global activist – fighting for girls’ education. Malala: Shot For Going to School, will be telecast on Saturday, 8th March at 9:00 pm.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price.
She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school and evidently only few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
On an exclusive interaction with Mishal Husain, Malala describes how she stood up to the Taliban when they tried to close her school, and remembers the day she was shot on her school bus. This engaging conversation chronicles her journey from the day she was shot, her battle for survival, and how her miraculous recovery was the start of a journey that took her from her home in a remote Pakistan valley to the United Nations in New York. In this intimate tête-à-tête, she shares her experience about her new found life and identity and how she is successfully juggling school in Birmingham with speeches and meetings on the world’s stage.
The show is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
Tune into this gripping story on 8thMarch, at 9pm only on History TV18