Shimbir is a short film which reflects on the unspoken topic of corporal punishment in Quran schools. The story follows a young Somali boy, Adam and his older brother Ibrahim, and how a typical Saturday morning dugsi class takes a turn for the worse when Adam is confronted by corporal punishment.
Who is this film for?
This film is a memory, I want to shed light on an issue by providing a nostalgic lens into the experiences shared by second generation migrants such as myself and my peers.
Muslim representation in Australian cinema has seen little improvement over the years. With the making of Shimbir, we want to make a narrative that people can feel a sense of relatability to.
We want to celebrate the stories of marginalised communities by attempting to showcase an original and unique perspective from a young Muslim boy.
By telling this story we hope spread awareness and start a discourse about methods to resolve corporal punishment in small communities, as well inspire more original narratives that centre around new themes and new faces of underrepresented communities, but for this to become a reality we need your help.
With your generous contribution to Shimbir, we’ll be able to make this film come to life. Since Shimbir is a culturally specific film that reflects on a moment of time, our budget will predominantly cover the necessities to achieve a nostalgic and innocent look. Funding will be dedicated to essential expenses such as production design, gear rental, transportation, catering and etc.
Any amount of contribution is heavily appreciated, donations to this campaign will be personally credited at end of the film (at the donor’s discretion).
Thank you for supporting Shimbir.
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