National Geographic Channel will air Davis Guggenheim's upcoming feature documentary He Named Me Malala about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in 171 countries in 45 languages next year.
In 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film in October.
“This is a film that you leave not only feeling incredibly inspired but truly wanting to make a difference,” National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe said in a statement. The documentary tells the story of Malala's life both before and following the attack at the age of 15.
Mr. Guggenheim examines how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.