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.
On Look Films announces the addition of renowned archaeologist and TV producer Nigel J. Hetherington, founder of media and heritage consultancy company Past Preservers, as advisor to the documentary film project Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo. Nigel has been consulting with the producers of On Look Films since the project’s infancy, and now in his […]