Dubbed the Muslim version of Home Alone, a new movie, starring a Muslim girl who wears a hijab, is set to hit UK screens later this month in support of international charity Penny Appeal’s campaign on behalf of orphans.
“Super Hijabi!” will be screened in London, Bradford, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow — from Aug. 19-29.
“We are very proud to present a film made by Muslims and distributed by Muslims,” said Penny Appeal founder Adeem Younis, Arab News reported.
The film is based on a “10-year-old girl tech genius whose parents are on the brink of divorce,” Penny Appeal said in a statement.
“After thieves steal the family safe, she uses her skills to track down the bad guys and reclaim the family’s belongings before financial stress forces her parents to call it quits,” it added.
Younis said that the screenings will raise money for the charity’s OrphanKind projects, which provide vulnerable orphans around the world with basic necessities, including school uniforms, clothing and books.
The charity described the film as a “Muslim version of ‘Home Alone’,” and said the production “is revolutionary to the world of Muslim-inspired movies.”
The film stars the legendary poet and performer Boonaa Mohammed and renowned stand-up comedian and actor, Omar Regan.
Penny Appeal was set up in 2009 to provide poverty relief across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa by offering water solutions, organizing mass feedings, supporting orphan care and providing emergency food and medical aid.