Muslim Journeys Videos
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Also available for check out from Lane Library.
From the film guide: "Every year, about one hundred of Islam’s best young students from
around the world come to Cairo for the International Holy Koran
Competition. Many are in their late teens, some as young as seven.
Koran by Heart follows the progress of three scholars, a girl and two boys, all ten years
old, as they compete against students who, in some instances, are nearly
twice their age."
Available for check out at Lane Library.
From the website: Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom."
Also available for checkout at Lane Library.
From the website: "The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form."
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.
Ann Fuller - MJaasu@gmail.com