New documentary examines Muslims in northern France

Documentary filmmaker Bernard Debord’s “Voile Sur la République” (Veil on the Republic) (2009) examines the challenges and lives of Muslims living in the North of France. Debord’s film includes an interview with sociologist Leïla Babès who expresses concern for the rise of fundamentalists in northern France and that “a little bit of Islam everyday will ensure that eventually [French] society will become entirely Muslim.”

Debord includes interviews with a broad base of Muslims, some devout practitioners and others who consider themselves secular.