Bashir Lazhar is a substitute teacher from Algeria who must bring his grade six class through a trauma that mirrors his own. His story explores the practical and emotional nuances of living in a multi-cultural society, and raises questions about the relationship between teacher and student. Bashir Lazhar is a human portrait that touches on the challenges that many new Canadians experience while trying to find their way in a new country, and those we all face as we make our way in a sometimes-difficult world. It is a celebration of survival through love.
Production Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui
Text Evelyne de la Chenelière
Cast Denis Gravereaux