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See A Documentary On The Koran at Fairfield Library

The Fairfield Library will host a showing of the HBO documentary "Koran by Heart."
The Fairfield Library will host a showing of the HBO documentary "Koran by Heart." Photo Credit:

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Library will host a showing of the HBO documentary "Koran by Heart" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in the Rotary Room, 1080 Old Post Road.

It will be hosted by Martin Nguyen, assistant professor of Islamic religious studies at Fairfield University.

The film examines an internal debate within Islam: whether to embrace modernity or to take a more fundamentalist approach using the vehicle of a Koran recitation competition as the entry point into the subject. As the film gets deeper into the competitors’ stories, it shows families grappling with issues that Muslims and non-Muslims are dealing with all around the world.

After the film, Nguyen will lead a discussion.

This free event is part of the library’s "Muslim Journeys" program, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative.

Seating is limited; to register or for more information, go to http://www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160.

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