‘Free Trip to Egypt’ to be presented in Worcester


Worcester – Central MA Connections in Faith will be presenting a viewing of the film, “Free Trip To Egypt,” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Worcester Islamic Center, 248 Mountain Street East, Worcester.

The movie’s plot revolves around Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, “who is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarized. 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,” according to the film’s website.

“With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, he travels across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened by Islam and offer them a ‘Free Trip to Egypt’.

“The initial reactions range from disbelief to hostility, but eventually, a diverse group is selected. On arrival in Egypt the Americans are paired with locals just as diverse as they are.”

After the movie is over, there will be a dinner, socializing and facilitated table conversation on questions related to the movie.

For more information visit ConnectionsInFaith.org.