KORAN BY HEART

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KORAN BY HEART
is a film about the intense competition at the world's oldest Koran memorization contest, when the best and brightest kids from 70 countries across the Islamic world gather each year during Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, to see who can recite the Koran with the greatest accuracy, passion and beauty. Just 10 years old, the main characters are remarkable, talented boys and girls from remote and volatile parts of the Islamic world—their future hanging in the balance amidst the controversies and divisions that engulf as their religion. KORAN BY HEART is a coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

 
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Director/Producer: Greg Barker
Producers: John Battsek and Julie Goldman
Editor: Langdon Page
HBO