Tarek Mounib set out on a mission for his latest project, to change how people think about and view the world. He gathered a group of Americans who were fearful of Islam and took them on a trip to Egypt. That journey is the focus of the new documentary, Free Trip to Egypt.
With initial reactions ranging from suspicious to hostility, Mounib and YouTube star and racial activist, Adam Saleh, embarked on a mission. They travelled from sunny California to a Trump Rally in Kentucky, a small town in the heart of Georgia, and Union Square in New York City. Eventually, they gathered a diverse group of people including a school teacher, police officer, Marine Corps veteran, a single mother, a preacher and a beauty pageant queen—all of which had preconceptions and misgivings about Muslims.
The group arrived in Cairo, Egypt in 2017 and spent 10 days paired with a diverse set of locals. The locals included a journalist, cinematographer, bar owner, and a Muslim family. The result? Well, the experience was life-changing for both groups involved.
The film is screening across Canada throughout the next few weeks. You can find ticket information on the Free Trip to Egypt website.