Oscar winner gives Malala You-saf-zai a birthday gift

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 - 19:05


Teenage education activist Malala You-saf-zai has been given a 16th birthday gift from Oscar-winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim who has signed on to make a film about the brave girl's life.


You-saf-zai, who was nominated for the international Children's Peace Prize in December, 2011, became an international icon after she was shot by Taliban gunmen, who opposed her campaigning for equal rights education in her native Pakistan, in October, and she has been saluted by superstars Beyonce and Angelina Jolie.


Now Hollywood is set to see her story with Guggenheim working on a documentary.