256. Zarqa Nawaz (Writer/Filmmaker, Canada)

Zarqa Nawaz (Born 1968 in Liverpool, England) is a BritishCanadian freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker of Pakistani origin.Zarqa is the creator of the Canadian TV series ‘The Little Mosque on the Prairie’, which has been aired on the Canadian network CBC from 2006 to 2012 and also over 80 countries around the world.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zarqa_Nawaz
Biography on her producing company’s website: www.fundamentalistfilms.com/about.php
Little Mosque on the Prairie’s official website: http://www.cbc.ca/littlemosque/
Her documentary ‘Me and the mosque’ on line: http://www.nfb.ca/film/me_and_mosque

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