The first movie event in Miami University Libraries' Muslim Journeys programming features "Koran by Heart," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 320 King Library.
The film portrays stories of three children from the Islamic world who are participating in the oldest Koran-reciting competition in Cairo. The contest judges its 110 participating children on their memorization, pronunciation and reciting abilities of the Koran. Throughout the film, viewers witness the main characters struggle to balance moderate and fundamentalist views of their religion.
The program is sponsored by American Library Association, National Endowment for the Humanities, Miami University Humanities Center, and the Miami University Center for American and World Cultures. Admission is free and open to the public.