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Al-Rashid: The Story of Canada's First Mosque


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Reel Girls Media
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 44 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: No

Al-Rashid: The Story of Canada's First Mosque tells the unknown story of Alberta's early Muslim pioneers and how their historical contribution - the Al-Rashid Mosque - has touched and  influenced the lives of three generations of Muslims living in Edmonton, Alberta.

A historical symbol for peaceful co-existence, Canada's first mosque is a living testament to the faith, tolerance and community spirit of Edmonton's Muslims. Viewers of this documentary will meet descendants of the Mosque's founding families, the women who worked to move the mosque to Fort Edmonton and newer Muslim residents of Edmonton. In the process, the film will offer another perspective on the Muslim Arab community of Canada, a group that has come under increasingly intense and frequent scrutiny since 9/11.

Al-Rashid: The Story of Canada's First Mosque tells the story of Edmonton's Muslim community through the Al-Rashid - then and now.

Awards:
Alberta Film and Television Awards 2011 - Nominated for Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity



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