Across Cultures

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1998, director: Najwa Tlili

Excerpt (1:42)

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Muslims believe that wives who leave violent husbands are shameful, according to the women who speak out in Rupture. In this excerpt, Azzedine, a man from Algeria, gives a father's perspective on Canadian values and those of the Muslim community. Raising his daughter in a country with unfamiliar social norms, he struggles between protecting his family from change and the possibility of social integration.