Posted on September 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

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HE NAMED ME MALALA takes NYC by storm!

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai took New York City by storm ahead of the release of her new documentary film HE NAMED ME MALALA which opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday October 2, and in theaters nationwide on October 9.

Championing the right for girls worldwide to have equal access to education, the teen activist attended the red carpet premiere of the film at the historic Ziegfeld theater, delivered a passionate address to the United Nations General Assembly, sat down for a candid interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and spoke at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park where she was introduced by Bono.

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New photos are below from the HE NAMED ME MALALA premiere which was attended by Malala, her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, as well as many celebrity guests including Scarlett Johansson, Ivanka Trump, Elizabeth Shue, and Grammy winner Alicia Keyes.

Watch Malala’s speech at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park:

Watch a clip from Malala’s interview with Stephen Colbert:

HE NAMED ME MALALA opens exclusively this Friday, October 2, at the Lincoln Square and Sunshine theaters in New York City and the Arclight and Landmark theaters in Los Angeles. For more information on the film visit