Trisha Islam, a previous project coordinator for the Atwater Library Pluralism project, presents a thought-provoking, humorous satire about what it is like to be at the ‘receiving end’ from society’s expressed thoughts and questions to Muslim women, particularly those that wear the hijab.
Aya Salah speaks about how she identifies with being Palestinian, Muslim and Canadian. She also discusses the differences between those identities and whether there is ever a clash between them.
Trisha Islam, a previous coordinator for the Atwater Library’s pluralism project, explains why she got involved, the type of societal atmosphere that existed when she got involved (Quebec Charter debate), and elaborates on the importance of making videos to promote discussion and understanding.
A funny trailer done for the event “Expressions of Pluralism: Self-Identifying Communities”. This event showed pluralism themed video screenings, including the mini film “Expressions of Pluralism: Self-Identifying Communities”.
A humorous trailer done for the event “The Fast(ing) and The Furious”. This event aimed at discussing fasting during Ramadan and in other traditions, along with people interpreted or applied fasting in their own lives individually.
Geneviève Beauchamp speaks about her identity as a French-Quebecer and how her exposure to people of different cultural backgrounds has also influenced how she perceives many political and societal issues.
Melina Carnevale, of Italian and French-Quebecer origin, speaks about her experience as a convert to Islam.
A fun, animated video that explores the theme of homosexuality in the Christian faith. It questions whether homosexuality was indeed prohibited by Jesus or not by using historical figures to promote discussion.
Omar Khan speaks about how he identifies with being Guyanese, Pakistani, Muslim and Canadian. He also discusses the differences between those identities and whether there is ever a clash between them.
Poet and social activist, Malek Yalaoui, talks about whether her poetry and social activism are of forms of cultural expressions or not, and how they influence her identity or vice versa.