Screening of the documentary
A little mosque makes an epic 4000 km journey across the trials and beauty of the Canadian landscape, enduring perils of construction detours and narrow bridges to catch the last barge of the season that pushes it up the longest river to the farthest frontier – the Arctic and the small town of Inuvik. As the northernmost mosque in the Western Hemisphere establishes its roots in the arctic permafrost, so too does the small yet eclectic community of Inuvik Muslims who carve out a unique identity as they find friendship and a home amongst some of the oldest cultural communities in the world.
The Embassy of Canada is pleased to invite you to an exclusive screening of the documentary Arctic Mosque in the presence of filmmakers Saira, and Nilufer Rahman, who will talk about how the story of Arctic Mosque can be a tool for facilitating dialogue and building bridges between people and communities:
“In a world where mosque-building is met with controversy, somehow a feeling of goodwill resonated with this little Canadian mosque by people from around the globe. We hope that this positive feeling will continue to build with the film. It reminds us that as individuals and as communities we all want the same things: to be understood, to be accepted and to live in peace and harmony with one another. This film can serve as a springboard for constructive and engaging conversations about unique Muslim experiences, diverse northern Aboriginal communities, identity, immigration, integration, cultural exchange, religious expression, life in the Arctic and so much more!”
Saira Rahman and Nilufer Rahman
Artic Mosque is the first feature documentary of Saira Rahman and Nilufer Rahman, emerging filmmakers from Winnipeg. After the screening, the Rahman sisters will answer questions from the audience.
Due to limited seating, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event.