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Cairo in One Breath Screening to Benefit Stories with a Heartbeat

  • The Varsity Theatre 123 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Cairo in One Breath

Cairo in One Breath, a new documentary by Anna Kipervaser, an MFA Candidate at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, will be screened as a fundraiser for Stories with a Heartbeat, an initiative to document medical professionals and their patients in Palestine, Turkey, and Jordan through creative, engaging, and dynamic storytelling by Will McInerney, poet & photographer, and Mohanned "Mike" Mallah, doctor & translator.

Cairo In One Breath recently screened at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to a sold out crowd.

See the trailer here:

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets Click Here

The description from Full Frame reads: "The adhan is the Muslim call to prayer, an invitation to sacred space traditionally performed by a muezzin at a mosque five times each day. Cairo has thousands of mosques, and with countless muezzins chanting the call simultaneously there is a holy cacophony that reverberates through the city’s soundscape. Enter the Ministry of Religious Endowments with the concept of a unified adhan, a single call from one muezzin broadcast from a central studio to a network of mosques, each relaying the adhan through its own sound system. This beautiful and timely film is full of rich details of everyday life and maintains a quiet respect for the range of opinions voiced on either side of this somewhat unpopular edict. In a culture still unsettled by recent revolution, the idea of any kind of unification is controversial, and the loss of local traditions and individual voices is deeply felt." 

Both Anna and Will will be in attendance. Will will talk about his recent travel and read from his work before the screening. Anna will dicsuss the making of her documentary and answer questions after the screening.

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