He Named Me Malala parents guide

He Named Me Malala

Synonymous with female rights and extraordinary courage.

Overall A-

This documentary looks at the life of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl who was shot by a Taliban gunman for publicly supporting education for her gender.

Release date October 2, 2015

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is He Named Me Malala rated PG-13? The MPAA rated He Named Me Malala PG-13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats

Run Time: 88 minutes

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Why is He Named Me Malala rated PG-13? He Named Me Malala is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats

Death threats, executions and murders are frequently discussed. People live in fear of being killed. Victims of violence recount their stories of being shot (with little graphic detail). Re-enactments of men gunning down students on a school bus, and a wounded girl being transported to medical care are purposely shot to obscure most details, although some blood is seen. Animation is used to depict some portions of this story, including a battle between warring soldiers where weapons are seen, and death and killing implied. Historical news footage is used and shows depictions of blood where shootings have occurred, a bloodied corpse, surgical procedures and bombed out buildings. Scars from life-threatening injuries are shown and the damage of a bullet wound to the brain is discussed. Slapping children as a punishment is mentioned. The documentary also shows other girls, children and refugees who are suffering because of poverty, war and terrorist acts. A father feels guilt over allowing his child to be hurt.

Sexual Content:
A teen girl looks at pictures of handsome celebrities on her laptop.Modesty and the covering of one’s head and face are mentioned.

Siblings exchange some name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
None noted.

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He Named Me Malala
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Theme of Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

He Named Me Malala is directed by Davis Guggenheim and stars Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Mobin Khan.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of He Named Me Malala movie is December 15, 2015. Here are some details…

He Named Me Malala releases to DVD on December 15, 2015.

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Davis Guggenheim also directed Waiting for Superman a documentary about schools in America, and won an Academy Award for An Inconvenient Truth, which explored Global Warming.

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