Une femme de tête

Une femme de tête

| 14 min

This film tells the moving story of one woman fighting for her rights and preserving her dignity. Made as part of the Work for All project in 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace. In French with English subtitles.

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Une femme de tête, Mohammed Belhaj, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • participation
    Osmani Hamid
    Khadija Benabdallah
  • writer
    Mohammed Belhaj
  • director
    Mohammed Belhaj
  • director of photography
    Maarten Kroonenburg
  • sound recordist
    Juan Gutiérrez
  • picture editor
    Christophe Flambard
  • sound editor
    Christophe Flambard
  • production assistant
    Enrique Garcia
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • translation
    Kathleen Fleming
  • subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administrator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative team
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Lise Lévesque
  • line producer
    Hind Benchekroun
  • development producer
    Christian Medawar
  • producer
    Patricia Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon

  • JasonST

    Its crazy that fact that if someone is arab and they apply for job they don't get hired but if they change their name they do. Things need to change in these workplaces. People need to realise that we are not that different.

    JasonST, 17 Mar 2011
  • Stephen--Roy

    I agree with her on the fact that if you have values that you don't put into practice daily, you lose your ability to perform them fully over time. If you deny these well trained people a work environment where they can help their companies grow, as well as personally grow, all their training will be a waste.

    Stephen--Roy, 17 Mar 2011
  • Gabe

    It makes absolutely no sense as to why employers don't accept these people into their working environments. Honestly, the government needs to step in and fix this situation, or we at least need to find some other way of fixing it. We obviously have a shortage of working doctors, but many immigrants searching for work. I, personally, wouldn't mind having a foreign doctor, and I don't see why anyone should.

    Gabe, 17 Mar 2011
  • Brandon

    Everyone should have a chance for an interview especially if they have degrees and Ph.Ds. People need to stop separating everyone in groups because of where they are from or what colour skin they have.

    Brandon, 17 Mar 2011

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