October 7, 2009

Voices Of Cairo


Several weeks ago I mentioned that my friend from art school, Anna Kipervaser, was coming to Cairo to film a documentary about the daily call to prayer.  Her production company On Look Films recently released a teaser/trailer for this documentary.  Here is a brief description of the film and a link to the trailer.


A documentary about a 1400 year old oral tradition that is about to be erased forever from the audioscape of Cairo.

Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo tells the story of the adhan in the ancient metropolis of Cairo, introducing the muezzins of this generation. In 2010, a new law will go into effect reducing the daily symphony of thousands of diverse voices to a single pre-recorded call broadcast throughout the entire city using wireless receivers. It is necessary to document this tradition before it ceases to exist....  (Read More)


Voices of Cairo from On Look Films on Vimeo.