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January 30, 2008

Little Mosque on the road

Little Mosque is heading out on the road. We're heading to Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver for free episode screenings followed by a Q&A with Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz, producers Mary Darling and Michael Snook, and actors Sheila McCarthy (Sarah) and Manoj Sood (Baber).

Tuesday, February 5 -- Regina, SK
6pm. Shumiatcher Theatre, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St.

Wednesday, February 6 -- Winnipeg, MB
Garrick Centre, Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith St.

Thursday, February 7 -- Calgary, AB
The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd.

Friday, February 8 -- Vancouver, BC
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

January 29, 2008

January 29: Little Mosque in the news

If CBC ignores us, maybe that's good: A reader writes to Regina's The Leader-Post saying the CBC has a Toronto-centric view of Saskatchewan.

What do you think?

January 22, 2008

Little Mosque in the news

  • Are Americans ready for 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' from the Rochester, Minnesota Post-Bulletin:
    Here's a question for you. If there were a TV sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a Muslim community "up north" would you watch it? Let's say it's a good sitcom, well-acted and cleverly written with enticing, on-location camera work. It includes a group of quirky characters in a small, rural town just trying to get along in a changing world. Think "Northern Exposure" meets "The Jeffersons." Link

January 18, 2008

CRTC Ruling


The Canadian Radio and Television Commission reviewed a complaint about the Season One episode "Traditional Mother" -- in which the characters Fatima, Baber and Fred voiced disapproval of homosexuality and same-sex marriage -- and decided that the episode did not constitute abusive comment about gays and lesbians.

The CRTC ruled that Little Mosque wasn't promoting anti-gay views but was portraying them as they exist in parts of Canadian society.

Read more about the case at CRTC Finds No 'Abusive Comments' in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie at Link

What do you think?

January 17, 2008

Little Mosque in the news

  • From Howard makes appearance in CBC sitcom on Midland curler and The Beer Store manager Glenn Howard's star turn on Little Mosque.
    “I’m actually shocked by the number of people who have said they have seen the episode. The reaction has been everything from they are laughing with me to laughing at me. It has created a bit of a buzz for sure,” said Howard. Link

January 15, 2008

Little Mosque in the news

  • Little Mosque creator Zarqa Nawaz talked about racism in the Vancouver Sun.
    "We are not monolithic," said Nawaz, a Canadian Muslim of Pakistani origin who was born in England and has been living in Saskatchewan (where her TV show is set) with her husband, a psychologist, and her four children. There are roughly 800,000 Muslims in Canada. "Extremes exist in all societies," she said, to more applause. Link
  • Sheila McCarthy talked to the London Free Press this week:
    "I love this idea of this waspy Christian woman having converted to being Muslim for love," McCarthy said. Link

January 12, 2008

Little Mosque in the news