Pakistan’s new animated television series, “Burka Avenger,” features a female Muslim teacher disguised in a tight black outfit with a cape and ninja-style head cover who throws heavy books and sharp pens at men who oppose education for girls.
The fictional show coincides with the real life of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani student who was shot in the head by the Taliban because she spoke out in support of girls’ education.
The Burka Avenger has been mostly victorious against her Taliban-like enemies during the first two shows, which began July 28.
“Soon we will have an international launch,” the show’s Facebook page said a couple of weeks ago.
“We will make sure that everyone gets a chance to watch Burka Avenger fight for justice, peace and education for all.”
The show broadcasts in the Urdu language but offers a two-minute 10-second trailer in English on YouTube. It airs on Geo Tez, part of the GEO network, in prime time on Sundays in Pakistan.