A Muslim Newfoundlander comes home
Aatif Baskanderi is living the 21st century Canadian dream.
He's a child of immigrants, a practising Muslim, and an engineer who works in science policy. He and his Bangladeshi Canadian doctor wife live in Calgary.
By his own account, Aatif is a "sunny ways" kind of guy.
Recently, he took some time off work for an unusual project. He sent himself on a speaking tour of rural Newfoundland, because that's where he grew up — in Clarenville, a town of four thousand people.
And that's why, Aatif says, he is who he is.
Heather Barrett caught up with Aatif Baskanderi on tour. Her documentary is called "Salaam B'y."