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Project of the Day: A Sacred Voice That Has Stood The Test of Time

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 25, 2012 at 3:38PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
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Cairo

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo

Tweetable Logline:
Tradition, revolution, technology, and the power of collective voice in Cairo. A doc following practitioners of endangered oral tradition.

Elevator Pitch:
VOICES AND FACES OF THE ADHAN: CAIRO is a feature-length documentary film examining the 1,400-year-old oral tradition of the Muslim call to prayer. The film follows the muezzins of Cairo -- the voices of the city -- as the tradition of the adhan, and Egypt itself, undergo crucial changes. The film follows muezzins, those who recite the call to prayer from pre-revolutionary Egypt to present day, providing a keen new insight into the lives of Egyptians, more intimate than what is shown in daily news.

Production Team:

Director, Producer, Director of Photography: Anna Kipervaser
Co-Producer, Co-Director: Rodion Galperin
Co-Director, Editor: Scott F. Busch
Additional Cinematographers: David Degner, Meredith Zielke, Rodion Galperin

About the Production:
"I think it's important for us, as human beings, to make the world a smaller place and bring people together, instead of perpetuating the perception of separation, therefore bringing this film to Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, secular people, and atheists is incredibly important: the sound of the adhan moves all people, regardless of what race, color, or creed they happen to be." -- Anna Kipervaser

Current Status:
Currently fundraising to enter post-production

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