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"Highly recommended." - That Moment In
"Wonderful and important" - Movie Reviews 101
"A feel-good ... voyage." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A must see … a rare form of movie magic." - Unseen Films
"An emotional roller coaster ... full of despair ... and hope" - Flick Filosopher
"Absolutely amazing." - OC Movie Reviews
"Phenomenal film ... raw, sweet, sad, funny" - The Courier
"Comprehensively a gripping and poignant documentary" - Elements of Madness
"Awe-inspiring documentary .... absolute whirlwind of emotion" - Trainwreck'd Society
"Inspiring and entertaining" - Ottawa Life Magazine
"Serban and Mounib’s documentary is terrific." - Otaku No Culture
Articles and Interviews - United States
Q&A with Tarek Mounib - Spiritual Media Blog
Documentary Film Creator Tarek Mounib talks Transformation - LA Yoga Magazine
Egypt trip builds bridges in event shared on film - Highlands Ranch Herald
Lessons from a Free Trip to Egypt - LA Yoga Magazine
An 'Act of Kindness' in a Profoundly Revealing Documentary, - Yahoo Finance
Pledge to listen: How a free trip to Egypt changed lives, attitudes - Chicago Tribune (Brandpoint)
Articles and Interviews - Canada
Ottawa-raised filmmaker Tarek Mounib brings Free Trip to Egypt home - The Ottawa Citizen
Free Trip to Egypt documentary makes its Canadian premiere in Ottawa - CBC Ottawa Morning
Look Me in the Eye is a new song from the singer-songwriter team of Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Jason Karaban (Ani DeFranco, Sara Watkins) and inspired by the upcoming release of the documentary FREE TRIP TO EGYPT.
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Look Me in the Eye was recently recorded by an impressive collection of singers, recording artists and studio musicians at the famed Boulevard Recording studio in Los Angeles, with lyrics that touch on our film’s themes of civility, deep listening and authentic, compassionate conversations.
Produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Jet), Look Me in the Eye features lead vocals from Phillips and Karaban and a band that includes fellow singer-songwriter Val McCallum on guitar, bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), and keyboardists Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers).
“I was truly inspired by the film and Glen felt the same way, so that made it easy to write the song,” said Karaban. “It was really pretty special seeing all of these amazing musicians come together and lend their talents to the project. Seeing how happy everybody was to be a part of it was amazing.”
Here's a video showing how and why Look Me in the Eye was recorded:
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Tarek Mounib endorsed 2020-09-23 15:02:52 -0400Because I feel the world would be better with more listening.
If a film is a reflection of its creator, Free Trip to Egypt and Tarek Mounib are truly that film and filmmaker.
Creator / Producer
Creator / Producer
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 in the software business for more than 25 years, he has founded various companies, including Kindness Films. Having long been fascinated with fostering a sincere dialogue and a better understanding of different points of view, his recent focus has been on creating projects that contribute to the wellbeing of humanity and bringing people of various backgrounds and cultures closer together. If a film is a reflection of its creator, Free Trip to Egypt and Tarek Mounib are truly that film and filmmaker.
“The film for me is not about making any group look good or bad. It is about seeing what magic can occur between people when we connect at a human level.”
Watch a short video about Tarek here.
I pledge to listen to you. Will you listen to me?
I pledge to listen to others who hold different opinions, views or beliefs. I will try to understand their reasons and their perspectives and will respectfully express my own in return. That’s it.
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I've recruited 24 others for the #PledgeToListen
treat all lives and creation with love, integrity and respect to experience, extend and enhance peace. It is vital that we listen, with love and respect, to others and to the voice of conscience within, for it is the only way to live with integrity in relation to self, another, humankind and all of creation. Doing this as best we can, one day at a time, we experience, extend and enhance peace.