Sharia in Canada - 1st Part - Something to Fear?

Sharia in Canada - 1st Part - Something to Fear?

| 44 min

Sharia in Canada is a 2-part documentary series that delves into the debate over Islamic tribunals in Ontario. In December 2004, the Boyd Report recommended that Ontario authorize Islamic tribunals based on the sharia, a system of justice directly inspired by the Koran. In September 2005, however, Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty banned all religious arbitration, whether Muslim, Jewish or Christian.

Over those 10 months, a heated debate played out across the country and revealed the contradictions of multiculturalism. Sharia in Canada seeks to illustrate this debate by drawing upon a cross-section of opinions and, in particular, the views of Muslim women.

In French with English subtitles.

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  • director
    Dominique Cardona
  • producer
    Danièle Caloz
    Claudette Jaiko
  • participant
    Fatima Houda-Pepin
    Andrée Côté
    Amira Elias
    Al Hussein Al Rafie
    Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens
    Norma Joseph
    Ioannis Ktistakis
    Dede Abdûlhalim
    Dounia Bouzar
  • narrator
    Kathleen Fee
  • original music
    Tom Third
  • director of photography
    Mark Caswell
  • sound recordist
    Margus Jukkum
  • illustrations
    Emmanuelle Walker
  • editor
    Julie Moureau
    Gino Zolezzi
    Hilda Rasula
  • sound mix
    Cherry Beach Sound
  • executive producer
    Danièle Caloz

  • bumppo

    in her opening this narrator mispronounces the word 'sharia' by accenting on the first syllable instead of the second

    bumppo, 5 Jun 2012