A fashion-savvy lawyer feels pressured to give up her flashy lifestyle and become a “good” Muslim mother.
Filmed over 5 years, 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, but she's a confident, beautiful, outspoken and successful lawyer who also turns heads with her piercings, fitted clothing, and cosmetic enhancements.
Muneeza is also a devout worshiper. Is the fight to keep her own identity justified? Does the religion create a double standard? These are some of the questions that torment Muneeza once she becomes a mother. She wants to change for her daughter, but not lose herself. Muneeza is sure to be a revelation to many people, but her experience will also be completely relatable to many more.
Airing on the documentary channel on
June 4th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.