Join State Library
Services for the presentation of
Koran by Heart. This documentary follows three 10-year-old
children who leave their native countries to participate in the International
Holy Koran Competition, the world's oldest and most prestigious Koran reciting
contest, in Cairo. Up against much older students, the youngsters have
committed the 600 pages of the Koran to memory and will put their skills to the
test before the world's Muslim community. In the midst of the
competitions, the young competitors face uncertain futures at home as they are
caught between fundamentalist and moderate versions of Islam.
This event is free and open
to the public.
Where: Library Commission State Library Services JD Waggoner Reading Room Culture Center, Building 9
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