Free Trip to Egypt

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Free Trip to Egypt

Q&A film subject Tarek Mounib with Westchester Community Foundation Executive Director Laura Rossi via Skype, followed by a reception

Seeking to build a bridge of mutual understanding and friendship, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur of Muslim faith decides to reach out to the very people who fear him. Traveling across the U.S. To find Americans concerned about an Islamic threat, Tarek Mounib makes them an intriguing offer… a Free Trip to Egypt. With initial reactions ranging from suspicion to hostility, Mounib— accompanied by YouTube celebrity and activist Adam Saleh— cobbles together a diverse group of people, including a school teacher, police officer, Marine Corps veteran, single mom, preacher, and beauty pageant queen. All have preconceptions and misgivings but are open and courageous enough to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, arriving in Cairo in July 2017. The Americans spend 10 days paired with locals just as diverse as them, and the results are all things human: provocative, surprising, funny, revealing, enlightening, and ultimately life changing.

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Q&A film subject Tarek Mounib with Westchester Community Foundation Executive Director Laura Rossi via Skype, followed by a reception
Wednesday, Oct. 16 2019, 7:00
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Tarek Mounib was born and raised in Canada to Egyptian parents and moved to Switzerland over 15 years ago, where he received Swiss citizenship. A successful entrepreneur for more than 25 years, he has run two software companies, ITWorx D/A/CH Region and ProfiLogic; the InnerSpace health center; and, most recently, Kindness Films. Having long been fascinated with fostering a sincere dialogue and a better understanding of different points of view, he’s been creating projects that contribute to the wellbeing of humanity and bringing people of various backgrounds and cultures closer together.

This film is part of the Community Matters: Now More Than Ever series.



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