Tarek Mounib, Filmmaker/ Producer
What would happen if we moved toward those who are afraid of us in kindness rather than fear? Shortly after the 2016 U.S. election, Tarek Mounib was inspired to answer that question in a most unique, some would say crazy, way. He offered total strangers a free trip to Egypt and hired a film crew to capture the journey of the seven people who said yes. The resulting documentary is a riveting, unflinching examination of our humanity — and why we should still have faith, despite the divides that separate us. My conversation with Tarek gives me hope that we can, indeed, find a way to respect and accept each other across religious, ethnic, racial and cultural lines. It starts with listening.