Against the backdrop of a world where Western leaders are signing into law, immigration bills that can only parse as Islamophobia, Abu Dhabi-based Barajoun Entertainment couldn’t have picked a better first feature film title than “Bilal”. The film will be a first for an animated movie made in the region and they have put top-class artwork to use in telling a story on the Muslim faith; preaching inclusive and non-discriminatory themes to younger audiences.
The story is loosely based on the thousand-year-old true-story of Bilal Ibn Rabah; a freed slave of Ethiopian origin who converted to Islam and became a trusted companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Using themes of freedom, the story’s emo should provide kids with a real human superhero to inspire to become while also emphasising the just origins of the Islamic religion.
British-born Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jacob Latimore, and China Anne McClain are voice-starring in “Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero” which is set for official release in the USA on February via Vertical Entertainment.
You can watch the official trailer below.
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