“Muslim Journeys on Film” screenings will be held on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm and Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00pm in the Center for Contemporary Culture, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street.

The facilitated series, which is free and open to all, is designed to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding on the topic of: Muslim Worlds.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, discussion begins at 6:00 p.m.

Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember
(90 minutes) Center for Contemporary Culture

Every year over a hundred young people from 70 countries across the Islamic world arrive in Cairo to compete in the world’s oldest and most prestigious Koran reciting contest – the International Holy Koran competition. Follow three 10-year-old scholars, a girl and two boys, as they leave their countries to compete. Facilitators: Dr. Feryal Salem, Hartford Seminary, Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law and Janet Bauer,  Trinity College, Associate Professor of International Studies



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, discussion begins at 6:00 p.m

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
(90 minutes) Center for Contemporary Culture

Explores the richness of Islamic art from great palaces and mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. Nine countries are featured, including Turkey, Spain, Mali, spanning 1,400 years of artistic heritage.  Facilitators: Aida Mansoor, Muslim Coalition of CT and Janet Bauer,  Trinity College, Associate Professor of International Studies

RSVP suggested (860) 695-6334 or by email: naficy@hplct.org

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