"France's controversial law banning religious symbols from schools has provoked outrage from its five million strong Muslim community. This documentary captures the anguish of veiled schoolgirls, teachers, and school authories as they grapple with rules which threaten to inflame the tensions they were designed to calm"--Publisher information.
Tribute to a group of six Canadians: Viola Desmond, Fred Christie, Hugh Burnette, Bromley Armstrong, Donald Willard Moore, Stanley G. Grizzle. They took racism to court fighting for Black civil rights during the 1930's to the 1950's. Also available as a DVD. Call number FC106 B6 J68 2004 DVD LAW.
After the Terrorist attacks of 9/11, some Americans began defining a new "enemy alien"—American Arabs, South Asians, Muslims. Through a critical lens, this film explores a lesson that history has forgotten; of a country alienating its own citizens and violating their civil liberties once again. Looks at stories of individuals affected by the Japanese internments during WWII and draws parallels with events post-9/11, investigating how extensive "homeland security" can cross the line to racial attacks and unjust treatment of innocent individuals.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. In North America, a large number of converts are women. Discussions about the historical role of women in the Islamic faith, the current state of mosques in Canada and personal stories of anger, fear, acceptance and defiance punctuate the film. With original animation, archival footage and deeply personal interviews, Me and the Mosque is a smart, self-aware and whimsical story that documents the debates and presents the personalities on all sides of the issue. Also available as a DVD. Call number BP173.4 M4 2005 DVD LAW.
Call Number: F1040 N3 R46 VHS LAW and F1039.5 H17 R44 2006 DVD Education Library
Publication Date: 1991
Africville, a small black community, lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families who lived there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration.
Call Number: KBP67 C2 S52 2006 DVD LAW Also available as streamed video in 2 parts - see QCAT records for links.
Publication Date: 2006
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. This documentary examines the key issues, draws on a cross-section of opinions, and, in particular, seeks out the views of Muslim women. A documentary in two parts: Episode 1. Something to fear? Episode 2. The pitfalls of diversity.
Being young is tough, especially if you're Black, Latino, Arab or Asian. In a city like Montreal, you can get targeted and treated as a criminal for no good reason. Zero Tolerance reveals how deep seated prejudice can be. On one side are the city's young people, and on the other, its police force. Two worlds, two visions. Yet one of these groups is a minority, while the other wields real power. One has no voice, while the other makes life-and-death decisions.
When a policy of zero tolerance to crime masks an intolerance to young people of colour, the delicate balance between order and personal freedom is upset.