Sunday Documentary film: Poetic Pilgrimage


Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA

Hip Hop Hijabis is a 2015 Al Jazeera documentary about Poetic Pilgrimage, directed by filmmaker Mette Reitzel. The aim of the documentary is to educate a chosen demographic about the constraints of being female within the Hip Hop genre. Al-Jazeera called it "a universal story about friendship, love and idealism, and two young women finding their place in the world." The documentary explores the origins of the duo, how the music they listened to whilst growing up impacted on the style of music they make, and how the adjustment in their religious practices affects their lifestyle.