Tarek Mounib

Free Trip to Egypt

Filmmaker/Producer

Tarek Mounib is the Creator and Producer of Free Trip To Egypt, an inspiring film about the power of human connection. Born and raised in Canada to Muslim Egyptian parents, Tarek was a Senior Manager at a large Canadian Software Enterprise (Nortel), until he moved to Switzerland in 2003 where he received Swiss citizenship and build up various companies. Motivated by his fascination with fostering a sincere dialogue and better understanding of different points of view, he took a sabbatical from the business world to complete his Masters in the Study of Mysticism and Religious Experience at the University of Kent in England. To further his education, Tarek spent a year immersing himself in Jungian studies at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich and completed the Spiritual Guidance and Alchemy programs led by Atum O’Kane. 

In 2016 the successful entrepreneur blended his business acumen and spiritual studies by founding The InnerSpace, an alternative medicine holistic health center in Zurich, where he serves as the Center Coordinator. The center focuses on helping people find their natural state of relaxation, inner balance and peace with services including massage, yoga and pilates, homeopathy, physiotherapy, craniosacral work, naturopathy, nutritional counselling, therapy and more. 

Continuing to reside in Switzerland, he remains involved in all of his businesses but now focuses and hones his time on his true passions which include building bridges through a universal language that exists beyond beyond all religions, cultures and world-views – the language of the heart. 

Free Trip to Egypt

»We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.«

TS Eliot

Free Trip to Egypt takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.  

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarised. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea. 

The stories that emerge from these improbable connections are provocative, surprising, funny, magical, emotional, revealing, enlightening, and ultimately life-changing. Free Trip to Egypt is a profoundly original and inspirational feature-length documentary invites us to leave our baggage behind consider the world anew. 

But the journey doesn’t stop there. Free Trip to Egypt has gone on to inspire the global initiative #PledgeToListen which everyone can be a part of.