ERIC Number: EJ776830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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An Interview with Zarqa Nawaz
Zine, Jasmin; Taylor, Lisa K.; Davis, Hilary E.
Intercultural Education, v18 n4 p379-382 Oct 2007
This article presents an interview with Zarqa Nawaz. Born in Liverpool, raised in Toronto and now living in Regina with her husband and four children, Zarqa has worked as a freelance writer/broadcaster with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio, and in various capacities with CBC "Newsworld", CTV's Canada AM, and CBC's "The National". Her radio documentary "The changing rituals of death" won first prize in the Radio Long Documentary category and the Chairman's Award in Radio Production at the Ontario Telefest Awards. In 2005, Nawaz's documentary entitled "Me and the mosque", a co-production with the National Film Board and the CBC, was broadcast on CBC's Rough Cuts. Zarqa is creator of Little mosque on the prairie--an award-winning series that explores the dynamics of Muslim and non-Muslim relationships with a comedic twist. She has been recently named one of the "ten young visionaries shaping Islam in America" by Islamica Magazine and is a recipient of the Outstanding International Achievement Awards, presented by Women In Film and Television--Toronto.
Descriptors: Interviews, Profiles, Recognition (Achievement), Journalism, Documentaries, Muslims, Females, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada