Malala Yousafzai Doc Heads to Hulu


SANTA MONICA: Hulu has snapped up the exclusive streaming VOD rights for Davis Guggenheim’s feature documentary He Named Me Malala in a deal with National Geographic Channels.

He Named Me Malala tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, a girls’ education advocate who survived being shot by the Taliban in Pakistan. The doc, which was released theatrically by Fox Searchlight Pictures last year, recently made its global TV debut on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo. It will make its SVOD premiere exclusively on Hulu this summer.

He Named Me Malala is produced by Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Guggenheim. Executive producers are Mohamed Al Mubarak and Michael Garin from Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Jeff Skoll from Participant Media and Shannon Dill.

Hulu is joining National Geographic Channels and Fox Searchlight Pictures in partnership with the Malala Fund to raise awareness for girls’ right to education and safe schools for every child.