Sony Music presents He Named Me Malala
“One child, one teacher, one book
and one pen can change the world." Malala
Sony Music proudly announces the release of He Named Me Malala (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The original score for the film was written by multiple Grammy© winner and Academy Award® nominee, Thomas Newman. The soundtrack is available now digitally and on CD October 30.
Academy Award® winning director, Davis Guggenheim says of Thomas Newman’s score: “Watching Tom in his studio was pure artistry. His music brought the film to life pulling the characters’ emotional inner lives to the surface, threading and bonding the story together and allowing it to be fully realized.“
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.