Arctic Mosque Production Information


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The historic establishment of the northernmost mosque in the western hemisphere.



A little mosque overcomes great odds during its 4000 km (2500 mile) journey by road and river from the prairie city of Winnipeg to the small arctic town of Inuvik where a community eagerly awaits it.  How will the town of Inuvik respond to its newest addition?  The mosque represents a new phase for Inuvik Muslims; it symbolizes settlement, a sense of permanence and a carving out of identity.


Production Team

Executive Producer: Phyllis Laing, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Producer / Directors: Saira Rahman and Nilufer Rahman, Snow Angel Films

Co-Producer: Joanne Levy, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Director of Photography: Sean Parenteau, StrongFront AV Productions

Editors: Nilufer Rahman, Greg Masuda



Versions: 45 minutes / 52 minutes / 78 minutes

Format: HD Colour / NTSC / Stereo Sound

Genre / Category: History, News, Educational, Culture, Religious


Buy the Film on DVD

Arctic Mosque is not yet available to be purchased on DVD at this time. However, please keep posted by checking the website or liking us on Facebook:


View the Film Online (currently only in Canada)

The 45 minute version of the film is available for viewing via the CBC Player:



CBC Manitoba / CBC North – August 3, 2013

CBC (nationwide) – April 26, 2014




ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Film Festival (September 2013)

Yellowknife International Film Festival (October 2013)

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