Hip Hop Hijabis
Mette Reitzel is a filmmaker who has travelled to the States, Morocco and all across the UK with hip-hop duo, Poetic Pilgrimage. They have enough footage to produce a documentary but need funding for post-production.
Please watch this video to see the trailer:
WHO ARE THESE HIP HOP HIJABIS?
Sukina and Muneera met at a local teen talent show in their hometown of Bristol where Muneera was DJing and Sukina was singing. They bonded over their love of music, passion for social justice, spiritual curiosity and shared Jamaican heritage.
A close friendship developed and eventually manifested itself as Poetic Pilgrimage – a spoken word and Hip Hop duo on fire!
Inspired by the autobiography of Malcolm X the two friends converted to Islam in 2005 despite initial concerns about the position of Muslim women. When research reassures them that the original spirit of Islam holds women in high regard, they decide to challenge certain attitudes via catchy tunes and hard-hitting rhymes.
And as the feisty and fun-loving young ladies they are, the fact that some consider music to be haram, or forbidden, is not going to deter them on their quest for justice…
WHAT WILL THE FILM BE LIKE?
Hip Hop Hijabis is an observational feature documentary that follows the personal and professional lives of Poetic Pilgrimage over three life-changing years. We go behind the scenes at major international events but also share the private highs and lows as difficult decisions need to be made. It’s an emotional, thought-provoking and engaging musical road movie that takes us on a journey through the UK, US and Morocco.
Though the film explores hotly debated topics such as sexism, extremism and racism in contemporary Britain, it is above all a universal story of friendship, love and ideals.