Koran By Heart (Koran By Heart)
Katara DFI Cinema
Wed, Aug 8, 09:30 PM, K16-DTTickets sales closed
To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, Katara and DFI present a special film for the community. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity and will also support a Qatari youth organisation.
‘Koran by Heart’ is an engaging documentary which follows the participants of the world’s preeminent Koran-recitation competition. Taking place each year in Cairo, the competition draws Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, ‘Koran by Heart’ is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world.
About the Director
Greg Barker is a former Freelance Journalist and war correspondent; he spent most of his adult life overseas working with organizations such as CNN, BBC and Reuters, before recently returning to his native California. He’s worked in over 50 countries across six continents, and made a string of international films for the flagship Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television series Frontline, including the feature-length ‘Ghosts of Rwanda’, seven years in the making, which won numerous awards. Baker also presented several other investigative films for PBS’ Frontline. He directed and produced the award-winning documentary ‘Sergio’, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Oscar® and nominated for an Emmy..
- Greg Barker
- Julie Goldman, John Battsek, Greg Barker, David Grabias
- Langdon F. Page
- Associate Producer
- Razan El-Ghalayini
- Rifdha Rasheed, Nabiollah Saidoff, Djamil Djieng, Abdullah Samara Suleiman, Dr. Salem Abdel-Galil, Kristina Nelson