Noor Cultural Centre

Trailblazers and Troublemakers: Filmmakers Telling the Stories of Jewish and Muslim Women

Feb 14th 2017
7:00 pm

Canadian filmmakers Zarqa Nawaz (journalist and creator of CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie) and Francine Zuckerman (writer, producer and director) share insights and excerpts from their ground-breaking documentaries, Me & The Mosque and Half the Kingdomwhich focus on the efforts of Muslim and Jewish women to reconcile deeply held faith commitments with their desires for equal access to communal and ritual space. Join these two visionary women in conversation as they reflect on the impact of these films and why they remain relevant in the current political climate.

Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre 
Cost: $10 (in advance); $12 (at door)  - Online purchase link available shortly.

Presented by FENTSTER: A Window Onto Jewish Life Through Art and Shema & Iqra’: The Jewish-Muslim Text Project

Fenster (Yiddish for "window") is an independent artist-run exhibition space located in the storefront window of the grassroots community Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism. Blood, Milk & Tears is on view 24/7 until May 24 at 402 College Street.

Shema & Iqra': The Jewish-Muslim Text Project brings together Muslims and Jews using religious texts as a springboard for dialogue about issues of mutual concern. In early 2016, Shema & Iqra' ran the “Blood, Milk and Tears” textual-study and arts collective for Jewish and Muslim women artists investigating links between gender, embodiment and identity. The FENTSTER installation is an outgrowth of that initial program.

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Community Partners: Noor Cultural Centre, University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism  and Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto
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