Canadian pubcaster CBC will present the television broadcast premiere of Wendy Rowland’s documentary 14 & Muslim via its ‘CBC Docs POV’ strand in late-September.
Produced by Emmy-nominated producer Cornelia Principe, the 44-minute film looks at what it means to grow up as a Muslim in Canada. The doc follows three young teens - Sahar, Malaieka and Ahmad – as they move from a private Islamic elementary school to Catholic and public high schools and take their first steps towards adulthood.
14 & Muslim is produced by Notice Pictures in association with the CBC, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the assistance of Rogers Telefund, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and Ontario Media Development Corporation Tax Credit Program.
Notice Pictures’ Nisha Pahuja serves as an executive producer on the film. Aeyliya Husain is associate producer.
In honor of Islamic Heritage Month in October, a free screening of the documentary will be held in Toronto, with filmmakers, film participants and issue experts attending a panel discussion. The event will be presented in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the Tessellate Institute and the Toronto District School Board’s Islamic Heritage Month Planning Committee. Special event screenings will also take place in select Greater Toronto Area schools throughout the month of October.
14 & Muslim premieres across ‘CBC Docs POV’ on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and will also be available to watch online beginning noon ET/PT the same day.