Free // The Mosque: A Community’s Struggle

Streaming until July 27


Film Info
Runtime:44 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Special Events
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ariel Nasr


As recent events have compelled us all to look inwards, and have difficult but necessary conversations about race, religion, and our relationships with one another, we look to film as an entry point for conversation. Presented in partnership with the Mosaic Institute, The Mosque takes us inside the small Muslim community of Quebec City in the wake of the 2017 shooting that devastated their lives and families. Follow survivors as they navigate their place in Quebec society and fight to shift the narrative around Islamophobia in Canada. Through a highly personal and human lens, this documentary helps break down the concept of “otherness” to build a better way forward.

Once you’ve watched the film, join us on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. for a live expert panel on breaking down divisions and bringing communities together moderated by Jasmin Zine, Professor Sociology/Religion & Culture/Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Register for free here.

Panelists include:

• Sidrah Ahmad-Chan, Director, Rivers of Hope Project 
• Amira Elghawaby, journalist and human rights advocate
Mustafa Farooq, CEO National Council of Canadian Muslims
Idil Issa, advocate, write and public speaker

The Mosaic Institute is a think-and-do tank which brings together people, communities, and nations to advance pluralism and reduce conflict. This project is part of Mosaic’s work on race relations in Ontario.

The film will be available for 48 hours from when you start the stream. Please note streaming is only possible from inside Canada. Need assistance? Visit our FAQ page or email us at