Synopsis: Bilal is a bright eyed, care-free Ethiopian boy ignited with fanciful imagination and the dreams only a 7 year old can conjure. His voice is gifted from the gods.
Then, on a day as similar as any, his dreams become nightmares when his village is ransacked and his tribe murdered, orphaning he and his sister, Ghufaira. They are uprooted, enslaved and thrown into the chaotic wills and wants of their new master, Umayya.
Ruthless taunting from Umayya, his spoiled son Safwan and the merchant class force Bilal and Ghufaira down narrow paths of zero resistance. Dreams of freedom and the warrior he fantasized he would become are kept deep in his yearning heart.
So it goes for years, the same oppression, insult and enslavement. Grown into a strong young man, Bilal’s spirit is finally quenched with the promise of freedom in a new beginning with God.
The physical chains are rendered temporary. The chains on his heart are released, but not before Umayya and Safwan punish and torture him for his new faith.
Beaten within an inch of death, a stranger’s charity and Umayya’s greed start Bilal on his final journey. Ghufaira is not so fortunate as she is doomed to stay in the service of Umayya’s household, her fate unknown.
Bilal’s destiny is fulfilled when he becomes the great warrior he always dreamed of and joins other free men. They set on a difficult and violent path of liberation; town by town, village by village. Freedom is spread with every battle, culminating in the return to his hometown.
Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mark Rolston, & Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Writer: Ayman Jamal & Yassin Kamel (screenplay)
Director: Khurram H. Alavi
Release Date: TBA 2015
Copyright: © 2015 Barajoun Entertainment