Burka Avenger with her struggle for justice heading towards Indonesia

Zubair Qureshi

Burka Avenger the popular 3D animated TV series has won laurels not only at home but its craze is now going outside the country’s boundaries. The TV series points out social ills and features a schoolteacher Jiya, who seeks justice, peace and education for all and weeds out those ills with her willpower, strength and resolve.
Now the TV series is heading towards Indonesia for its first time out-of-the-counry launch besides new episodes starting in Afghanistan. The series is set to launch on Indonesia TV channel ANTV in this month and the episodes are being dubbed in the local Indonesian language Bahasa for the launch. ANTV is one of the largest TV channels in the country and has successfully launched several Indian and Turkish shows. This will be the first ever Pakistani produced program to be aired by the network.
On this occasion, Pakistani star and the creator and director of the series Haroon said he and his team were very excited that the Burka Avenger entertaining episodes with their positive messages would be watched in other cultures and countries. “With a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world and the biggest Islamic country.
This is truly a new exciting adventure for Unicorn Black and myself,” he said. Burka Avenger is Pakistan’s first ever full length animated TV series produced by Unicorn Black in Islamabad, Pakistan. The series features Jiya as the inspirational school teacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. The Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all. With its positive messages of women empowerment, gender equity and importance of education particularly for young girls
Burka Avenger series initially launched in Pakistan in 2013 and instantly shot to worldwide fame. No other TV or film production in the history of Pakistan has garnered as much international attention and recognition. Major Awards and Accolades won by the show include Peabody Award Winner, Int’l Emmy Nomination, International Gender Equity Prize at Prix Jeunesse, Asian Media Awards: Best TV Show, Canada International Film Festival: Rising Star Award, Award of Merit – Accolades Global Film Competition, Best Animation (Int’l) – LUMS Int’l Film Festival and Time Magazine: “One of the most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013.”

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