‘He Named Me Malala’ Film a Profile in Courage
The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize victor explained her fund that supports girls’ education during the 15-minute meeting with Merkel, a German government source said.
Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Malala went head to head with the dorky amusing man, who tried out a bunch of his internally stored dad-joke card tricks, and wowed the audience with actual magic. Our jaws are kind of on the ground, too. This clip shows Colbert performing a respectable card trick, to which Yousafzai responded, “You found the right person because I really believed you!”
Colbert started with his own obvious trick by asking Yousafzai to think of the seven of clubs before picking it off the top of a pile. Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as an on-air personality and writer of news satire for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series. When she was only 15 years old she became a voice in the wilderness and a vocal advocate for education for women in the Muslim world. In 2012, when Malala was 15, she got aboard a school bus which was immediately taken over by a Taliban gunman who ended up shooting her three times.
But the young Pakistani woman who on Friday opened a summit of world leaders at the United Nations otherwise comes across in “He Named Me Malala” as a formidable proponent of exactly what prompted the Taliban to try to kill her in her native Swat Valley: education for everyone, but particularly for girls.