Islamophobia may finally be getting the attention it needs - 2019-03-22
I was getting ready to give a keynote at the Living Sky Film Festival at the University of Regina a week ago when the news of the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand made its way across the Pacific.
The organizers hovered around me protectively, grateful I showed up at all.
I was to talk about making my first film, BBQ Muslims. In the comedy, two Canadian Muslim brothers are sleeping in their home when the barbecue in the backyard explodes. They are immediately suspected of being Middle Eastern terrorists. Their neighbourhood turns against them, as does the news media and the legal system.