Cairo in One Breath

Directed by Anna Kipervaser
Durham, NC

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 20th at 7:00pm
Runtime: 80 minutes
Genre: Documentary Feature

Strongman Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, in the weeks and months leading to his ouster, attempts to curb sound pollution in the capital city of Cairo by installing wireless receivers in its nearly 4,000 mosques and instituting a government-broadcast summons to worship–eliminating the need for muezzins, Muslim men who call the faithful to prayer. This rich soundscape of spiritual tumult and political transformation in a rapidly westernizing Egypt is the latest documentary from Indie Grits alum Anna Kipervaser.

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