Event Honoring “Koran by Heart”

By: Editor

“Koran by Heart” is an HBO documentary was first broadcast on August 9th, 2011. It follows the process of a contest in Cairo between young contestants (as young as 7 years old) reciting the whole Koran (600+ pages) from memory. The film captures the lives of several finalists drawn from the farthest reaches of the Islamic world.

Following the film, we are privileged to have a panel discussion with the Director Greg Barker and Editor Langdon Page. They will answer questions about the process of creating the documentary, getting it filmed in Egypt &  as they followed some young finalists to their home countries.

Prof. Amir Hussain, from Loyola Marymount will also participate in the panel to aid in our understanding of the religious context of the documentary’s many storylines.

A brunch of Middle Eastern foods (and pizza for the kids) will be served immediately following the film, and enjoyed during the panel discussion in Fellowship Hall.

Families are encouraged to come, as well as constituents and invited guests from the Islamic Center of Southern California.  The film will be inspiring to young people as well as parents.  It has been shown with great impact in middle schools in LA and NYC, after it opened the TriBeCa Film Festival this summer.


     Sunday at 10AM: Screening, Panel Discussion, and Brunch  

Brentwood Presbyterian Church

12000 San Vicente Blvd, LA 90049


Parking off Bundy (both sides, ½ bl so. of San Vicente intersection) and in bank parking garage, north side of San Vicente, across from the Church    (Help? Call Alice, 310-370-0266 )

related post

One Response to Event Honoring “Koran by Heart”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *