‘He Named Me Malala’ is moving portrait of Nobel-winning teen (Our grade: A-)

This May 26, 2014 photo provided by courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures shows, Malala Yousafzai, second left, at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya. Yousafzai is the subject of the documentary film, "He Named Me Malala." (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Malala Yousafzai, second left, at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya. Yousafzai is the subject of the documentary film, “He Named Me Malala.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Rebecca Keegan – Los Angeles Times

Moviegoers hankering for a female superhero film needn’t wait for “Wonder Woman.” A big-screen heroine of astounding power is swooping into theaters, caped in a hijab, a backpack full of books slung over her shoulder and a crooked smile as the reminder of her fearlessness.

Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “He Named Me Malala” is the origin story of 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for girls’ education in her native Pakistan and was shot in the head for her efforts by the Taliban.

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