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Me and the Mosque

Me and the Mosque

| 52 min

Using original animation, archival footage and personal interviews, this full-length documentary portrays the multiple relationships Canadian Muslim women entertain with Islam’s place of worship, the mosque. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. In North America, a large number of converts are women. Many are drawn to the religion because of its emphasis on social justice and spiritual equality between the sexes. Yet, many mosques force women to pray behind barriers, separate from men, and some do not even permit women to enter the building. Exploring all sides of the issue, the film examines the space – both physical and social – granted to women in mosques across the country.

Me and the Mosque was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.

  • director
    Zarqa Nawaz
  • writer
    Zarqa Nawaz
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
    Michael Scott
  • editor
    Dean Evans
  • cinematographer
    Moira Simpson
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Henschel
  • character design
    Faisal Sethi
  • models
    Faisal Sethi
  • animation
    Fazail Lufti
  • assembly editor
    Jackie Dzuba
    Carol Wenaus
  • sound editor
    Evan Rust
  • re-recording engineer
    Evan Rust
  • narrator
    Zarqa Nawaz
  • online editor
    Trevor Bennett
  • additional cinematography
    David Hansen
    Robert Pytlyk
    Victor Vukosavljevic
    Jim Aquila
    John Thronberg
    Mirko Popadic
  • additional sound recording
    Russ Dyck
    Ross Redfern
    Marvin Polanski
    Adam Singer
  • consultant
    Moira Simpson
  • researcher
    Naheed Mustafa
    Itrath Syed
  • rights
    Tobias Duggan
  • clearances
    Tobias Duggan
  • transcription
    Seaham Elrafihi
    Tracy Evans
  • production coordinator
    Melanie Coad
    Monique Perron
  • production clerk
    Rolande Petit
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • audio post provider
    Talking Dog Studios
  • on-line facility
    Java Post Productions
  • stock music
    Associated Production Music
  • original music composer
    Rob Bryanton
    Todd Bryanton
    Tracy Gerlach
  • original music performer
    Rob Bryanton
    Todd Bryanton
    Tracy Gerlach


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