Here's what People are Saying about "Muneeza in the Middle"
"Congratulations on the film …It was very interesting to see Muneeza's journey. I have a lot of respect for her and all the women that go through the same issues. Her strength and vulnerability are admirable. It was great to see a full theatre on such a rainy day."
- Ivonete de Sousa, Ontario Media Development Corporation
"Congratulations!….Glad to be present and attend such a well attended event! This documentary provided lots of insight and Mike and I had much discussion afterwards about and hopefully this was the purpose."
- Catherine Kunz, National Bank of Canada
"Congratulations…I didn't realize until just before the screening that this is your directorial debut…Let's face it - Muneeza had me at 'I have a $2,600 purse...' "
- Anna Newallo, Ontario Media Development Corporation
"This film reminded me that we all are grappling with the same questions: how do we define ourselves with cultural traditions and religious customs constantly watching over our shoulders? And, as parents, whose standards do we follow in teaching our children to 'behave properly' ? Elatawi's remarkably candid look inside a modern Muslim family nails this dilemma."
- Christopher Sumpton, Writer/Director/Producer, Cogent-Benger
"Great film!!!! Steven and I discussed it all the way home – so if it sparked that kind of discussion you know it’s got to be good. Hope it gets the accolades you so richly deserve and starts a wider dialogue – in the end, I think the most important message from the film is that Muslims are struggling with the same issues that every cultural group finds with a second generation born into western society and particularly North American society."
- Shari Cohen, Business and Legal Affairs Specialist, Independent
"You did an amazing job creating an intimate family portrait that resonates with everyone, no matter their culture, religion, age or gender! No small feat! I know the film will be a great success…"
- Joan Prowse, Producer/Director, CineFocus Canada
"Such a great pleasure to see you last night and celebrate your wonderful accomplishment. I love documentaries that take us on a journey over a long period of time. Hoop Dreams did this and it's one of my favourites. I appreciate the dedication it takes to carry off a project like this (not to mention the logistics involved) and you met the challenge with your usual élan! Muneeza in the Middle is a lovely story, beautifully told, that while focusing on the specifics of one family's experiences still addresses issues of a universal nature. I know you'll find an audience for this very special film, Hoda. Congratulations!"
- Sharon Buckingham, Screenwriter/Producer