Film Festival Screenings & Educational Distribution

Film Festival Screenings & Educational Distribution

In October, Cairo in One Breath screens at three festivals! Come out to see us and the film! Arab Film Festival                                                     San Francisco, CA             October 7-16 Arabian Sights Film Festival        […]

‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 26, 2015*: In 2007 Ukrainian-born artist and Duke University MFA student Anna Kipervaser conceived a multimedia documentary project about collective and individual voice — as seen through the lens of the 1,400 year-old tradition of the Muslim call to prayer (adhan) and the muezzins who recite it. By […]

World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015

World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015

CAIRO IN ONE BREATH – World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival It’s official! – CAIRO IN ONE BREATH is having it’s World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The festival takes place April 9-12, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina! Your being there would be marvelous! CAIRO IN ONE BREATH will play on Friday, April 10th at […]

CAIRO IN ONE BREATH – World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

CAIRO IN ONE BREATH – World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

It’s official! – CAIRO IN ONE BREATH is having it’s World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The festival takes place April 9-12, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina! Your being here would be marvelous! The schedule will be posted on March 19. http://www.fullframefest.org/press/announcements/ Thank you for all of your support and for being an important part of this […]

“Cairo,” “From This Day” to bow at Full Frame

“Cairo,” “From This Day” to bow at Full Frame

March 11, 2015 by Manori Ravindran Anna Kipervaser’s Cairo in One Breath (pictured) and Sharon Shattuck’s From This Day Forward are among 25 documentaries receiving world and North American premieres at the 18th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The Durham, North Carolina-based event – which runs from April 9 to 12 – has revealed […]

Technology and the Sacred

Technology and the Sacred

In 2007 Ukrainian-born artist Anna Kipervaser began work on a multimedia documentary project about the muezzins who recite the Muslim call to prayer (the adhan) in Cairo. In 2009, the project came to encompass a feature length documentary film for which filming completed in 2012. The film documents the tradition of the adhan at a moment of transformation in the region. After 1,400 years, wireless receivers are starting to replace muezzins in reciting the call for prayer in Cairo, though revolution and continued political unrest halts their inspection and maintenance.

Season’s Greetings – Newsletter December 2013

Season’s Greetings – Newsletter December 2013

First Snow in Egypt in 100 Years! Some things are hard to believe! For example, the snow in Egypt. And also, we are almost done with the film! Other things that are hard to believe don’t quite make us smile, yet we hope that the difficult times in the region end soon, and that the […]

Interview: Art As an Interfaith Dialogue

Interview: Art As an Interfaith Dialogue

By Back to Religion Editor “Following a six month long immigration from Communist Ukraine in 1989, my family and I arrived to the United States as refugees, with simple hope for a better life where food and water were available and a little freedom, too. Ten years later, when I chose to study Fine Art, […]

Tradition, revolution, technology, and the power of collective voice in Cairo

Tradition, revolution, technology, and the power of collective voice in Cairo

motaw: moving out to another world By Valentino Luca Anna Kipervaser and On Look Films have just finished filming the feature-length documentary film, VOICES AND FACES OF THE ADHAN: CAIRO, 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 […]

TheRevealer.org | Decibels and Debate: Unifying Egypt’s Call to Prayer

TheRevealer.org | Decibels and Debate: Unifying Egypt’s Call to Prayer

by Maurice Chammah   Just before the sun rises in Cairo, and four more times every day, the air fills with a mass of amplified voices. “God is greater. God is greater. I testify that there is no god but God.” Like a Bach fugue, the voices mix confidently in melodies careening upward, some reaching […]