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RUNTIME: 19:01

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque, 3 Muslim women contemplate leaving the place they call home.

Home No More explores what it’s like living as a Muslim woman in Quebec City, one year after one of Canada’s worst terrorist attacks — the deadly shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec (CCIQ) on January 29, 2017.
The attack claimed the lives of six worshippers and injured 19 others, forever altering the complex relationship between Quebec’s Muslim community and the predominantly white, Catholic population of the city.

The attack was the culmination in a series of ongoing Islamophobic attacks on the CCIQ and against Muslims in the Quebec capital. In June 2016, a pig’s head was left outside the CCIQ mosque, with the words “bon appetit” attached to it. In 2017, the city announced that it would sell land to the Muslim community to build a cemetery; several days later, feces were thrown at the door of the mosque.
Some Muslims, many of whom established themselves in the city decades ago, refuse to abandon their homes and their community. Others are making the difficult choice to leave the city they call home; to move to places where they will feel safer and more accepted.
Home No More follows 3 Muslim women at this crossroads.

Aminata is packing her bags and relocating to another city, hoping to escape the prevailing climate of Islamophobia in Quebec City and start a new life.

Nour has decided to stay in Quebec and work on countering stereotypes about Muslims through her community outreach program.

Salma no longer feels at home in Quebec. Her father is an important local leader in the Muslim community and their car was torched last summer, by a neighbour. Salma is contemplating leaving the city for a more diverse place, one where she will be welcome.

Credits (Click to expand)

Written and Directed by
Zahra Moloo

Frank Fiorito and Nabil Mehchi

Katerine Giguère

David Leguerrier

Kelly Nunes

Audio Post-Production
Audio Post Production SPR inc.

Sound Recordists
Normand Lapierre Martyne Morin

Production Manager
Liette Michaud

Post-Production Coordinator
Danielle Raymond

Additional Footage
William Mackenzie
Zahra Moloo
Stefan Verna

On-line and colorist
Akritas Akritopolous

Special thanks to
Boufeldja Benabdallah
Nedra Derbali
Zebida Bahmed
Centre Culturel Islamique du Québec CEGEP Ste Foy
Université Laval

The filmmaker would like to acknowledge that the land on which this film was made is the traditional territory of the Abenaki and Wabenaki Confederacy, the Wolastoqiyik, the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee.

Produced in Association with CBC

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Sally Cato

Executive Director, Unscripted Content
Jennifer Dettman

Senior Director, Documentary
Sandra Kleinfeld

Director of Production, Unscripted Content
Alexandra Lane

Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
Lesley Birchard