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La charia au Canada

Directed by Dominique Cardona
Canada, 2006 (documentary, 88 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "Sharia in Canada"
La charia au Canada
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)
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Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]
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Film Description:
"In December 2004, the Boyd Report recommended that Ontario authorize Islamic tribunals based on the sharia, a system of justice directly inspired by the Quran. 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, a documentary series in two episodes by Dominique Cardona, examines the key issues, draws on a cross-section of opinions, and, in particular, seeks out the views of Muslim women. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone equal protection under the law, including the 60,000 Muslim Canadians. As multiculturalism grows, Canada must respond to its new reality in ways that are fair to all citizens."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Danièle Caloz, Claudette Jaiko
Narrator: Patricia Marceau
Participants: Fatima Houda-Pepin, Tarek Fatah, Andrée Côté, Amira Elias, Nuzhat Jafri, Al Hussein Al Rafie, Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens, Faisal Kutty, Mubin Shaikh, Norma Joseph, Ioannis Ktistakis, Dede Abdûlhalim, Samim Akgönül, Dounia Bouzar, Noor, Bouchra, Aziza, Mounia
Cinematography: Mark Caswell
Film Editing: Julie Moureau, Gino Zolezzi, Hilda Rasula
Music: Tom Third
Production Company: Médiatique Inc., Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada

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