Muneeza in the Middle (Canada , 50 min)
Directed by: Hoda Elatawi
Written by: Christopher Redmond
"Muneeza in the Middle" is the story of a 2ND generation Canadian Muslim trying to reconcile her religious values with her cultural and western values. Her religion urges modesty in all facets of life. She's a beautiful, confident, outspoken lawyer who dresses well and turns heads. But don't be fooled.
Muneeza is a devout worshiper, bound to challenge common stereotypes about Muslims. But her modern interpretation of the faith is catching up with her. Is her fight to maintain a unique identity justified? Does religion create a double standard for women? These are some of the questions that torment Muneeza once she has her first child. She wants to change for her daughter, but doesn't want to lose herself. Muneeza's story resonates with every women who has become a mother.