Audiences are given an intimate look into Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life in the first trailer for director Davis Guggenheim‘s latest documentary, “He Named Me Malala.”
The Oscar-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth” spent 18 months with Yousafzai to film the upcoming Fox Searchlight release spotlighting the educational activist who was wounded when a Taliban gunman attempted to assassinate her aboard a school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2012.
In 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate when she was named co-recipient of the award at just 17.
Guggenheim’s documentary examines the events leading up to the attack that made Yousafzai an international icon for women’s rights, and follows her on a media tour after her recovery.
“He Named Me Malala” hits theaters in the U.S. on Oct. 2.