Posts tagged with “egypt”

Considering hosting a screening of this. It looks awesome.

(via Twitter / AmrElGabry: For the first time in 112 years, …)

Um…it snowed in Cairo, Egypt for the first time in 112 years.


Millions vote in landmark Egypt elections | 

Country’s first free vote in decades about to enter a second day, with turnout so far described as “very high”.

Wait. Time out. Are those hieroglyphs on that ballot?



KORAN BY HEART was greeted by standing ovations at all of its recent Tribeca Film Festival screenings. It is an engaging and inspiring film about three 10-year-old kids – two boys and a girl – who come from all over the Islamic world to compete in Cairo’s prestigious Koran-recitation contest during Ramadan. The recitation of the Koran is a revered and deeply religious tradition, and this “Olympics of Koranic recitation” draws Muslim children from over 70 countries around the world.

For more, listen to this NPR story about the film.

Brilliant. TOTALLY seeing this.

This is officially the greatest infographic in the history of mankind.