Class Dismissed, Behind the Scenes with Malala Yousafzai (Video)

In 2012, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was 15 and an outspoken advocate for children’s and girls’ access to education when she was shot by fundamentalist Taliban fighters opposed to her public stance and to gender equality. She fought for her life and subsequently resumed her work which eventually earned her a Nobel Peace prize in 2014. The following New York Times’ documentary takes a closer look at Malala’s experience and determined activism. Warning: some images in this video are graphic and may be inappropriate for younger viewers.  You can also read about the filmmaker’s moving experiences with Malala after meeting in 2009 and working together on the documentary over the course of six months.

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