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Title Koran by heart : one chance to remember / HBO Documentary Films presents ; a Passion Pictures & Motto Pictures production ; in association with Artifact Studios ; produced in association with Prettybird Pictures ; a film by Greg Barker ; directed by Greg Barker ; produced by Julie Goldman .. [and others]..

Publication Info. [United States?] : HBO Home Entertainment, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Media Room DVDs & Blu-rays  DVD 297.124 KORAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 297.124 K84    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD-R, NTSC; Dolby Digital; aspect ratio, 16:9.
Note Title from container.
Credits Director of photography, Frank-Peter Lehmann ; editor, Langdon F. Page ; music, Claude Chalhoub.
Note Originally produced in 2011.
Summary In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of Muslims.
"110 kids from the Islamic world are chosen and arrive in Cairo for the world's oldest Koran reciting contest. Koran by heart follows two boys from Senegal and Tajikistan, and a little girl from Maldives - who go head-to-head with kids nearly twice their age in the pronunciation, recitation and perfected memorization of the Koran. Even as their own future hangs in the balance, they are caught between fundamentalist and moderate visions of Islam"--IMDb.
Language In English and other languages with English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Muslim children -- Religious life.
Qurʼan -- Recitation.
Qurʼan -- Memorizing.
Contests -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Muslim children -- Religious life -- Senegal.
Muslim children -- Religious life -- Tajikistan.
Muslim children -- Religious life -- Maldives.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
Added Author Barker, Greg. Director.
Goldman, Julie. Producer.
Chalhoub, Claude, 1974- Composer.
HBO Documentary Films.
Passion Pictures (Firm)
Motto Pictures.
Artifact 2613 (Firm)
Prettybird Pictures.
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 883929238750
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