International Humanitarian charity, Penny Appeal, are announcing a film tour, starting with the London showing of One Day in the Haram on Friday, 7 September. A documentary by critically acclaimed British Muslim filmmaker, writer, producer and director, Abrar Hussain, the film tells the extraordinary story of the Haram in Mecca (Makkah), and will be shown in 23 cities around the UK.
This ground-breaking documentary tells the story of the Haram through the eyes of the people working in Mecca and addresses the motivations of their faith, as well as the logistics of providing a service catering to the needs of the millions of pilgrims visiting each and every year.
For the first time ever, this documentary offers viewers unrestricted access to the inner workings of this most holy site, previously shrouded in mystery. The documentary was shot at 4k resolution using a variety of ground-based, helicopter, and drone video recordings to provide a beautiful and highly detailed viewing experience.
The Haram, which is situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and surrounds the Islamic Qinah, is also known as the Masjid-al-haram. It is a place so revered by the Islamic world that non-Muslims are forbidden to enter. At present, the Haram hosts over five million people each year, especially during the time of the Hajj, a requirement of one of the five pillars of Islam, whereby all able-bodied Muslims must travel to the holy city.
The documentary also discusses the Islamic rituals in great detail, while giving a rich history of the Haram, explaining the inner workings, beliefs, and traditions surrounding this most revered site, in a way that is enticing to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Director Hussain says he wants to “show how successfully the mosque is run, how organized its departments are, and how seriously its workers take their jobs.”
Tickets available by calling 03000 11 11 11 or visit www.pennyappeal.org/event/one-day-haram Prices starts from just £5, screenings will run from the 7 till 29 September, up and down the country from Cardiff to Edinburgh, including matinee performances in certain cities.