A social media campaign, Students Stand #withMalala, is making 20,000 DVDs of He Named Me Malala available for free to teachers across the U.S. to use in their classroom. The 2015 film chronicles the life of eighteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an outspoken advocate for girls' education across the world.

The film was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman) and covers Malala's life before and after being targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s...

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