Home No More: How to Research and Direct a Film on Islamophobia in Quebec

Date: November 5, 2020

Time: 7pm


Join filmmaker Zahra Moloo for a workshop on how she made the short documentary Home No More, a film that explores what it was like to live as a Muslim woman in Quebec City the year following one of Canada’s worst terrorist attacks — the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec on January 29, 2017. After screening the 20-minute film, Zahra will discuss the process of making such a film, including research, identifying characters, filming in Quebec City and putting the story together in editing.

Bio: Zahra Moloo is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and researcher from Kenya and based in Montreal. Her work has been published/broadcast on, among others, Al Jazeera, BBC, IPS News, CBC, Africa is a Country, and The Jacobin. She has directed documentaries for CCTV’s Faces of Africa series, CBC’s Emmy-nominated documentary series Interrupt this Program, and directed A Question of Consent– an investigation into genetically modified mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. She has served on the juries for the Canadian Screen Awards, the Cuban Hat, and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and was a recipient of Hot Docs’s Corus Diverse Voices fellowship and the Talent Lab of RIDM festival. She is currently working on a feature documentary about conservations in Central Africa. Website: https://zahra-moloo.com/

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