The Bridge: Egyptian-American Exchange

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$19.95
The Bridge: Egyptian-American Exchange
The Bridge: Egyptian-American Exchange
The Bridge: Egyptian-American Exchange
Price: $19.95

The Bridge follows two Americans and two Egyptians as they share their lives and their countries. We follow Spirit, an Atlanta radio therapist as she packs up her high heels and travels to Cairo to meet her Egyptian counterpart Bothaina, a politically active television talk show host. We watch Mike, a cowboy from Mobile Alabama, learn to ride a camel and forge a lasting a relationship with Mahmoud, an Egyptian horse trainer. We also follow the Egyptians on their visit to the US, as they learn about everything from baseball and hot dogs to our history of slavery.

During this adventure, Spirit, Mike, Bothiana and Mahmoud depart from their “normal” life, and travel to a foreign land where they learn to see the world from a different perspective. Through this experience they are able to appreciate and celebrate our common humanity.

In recent years, misconceptions between Arab and American cultures have intensified and mistrust has escalated. When foreign cultures and ways of life become faceless, and when fear drives the relationship, opportunities for finding true common ground diminish. Through sharing the exciting exchange experiences of Spirt, Mike, Bothiana and Mahmoud, the culture gap between Egyptians and Americans is bridged.

Release Date: 
2007

Credits

Director/Producer
Tami Alpert
Director/Producer
Shannon Sonenstein
Editor
David Meneses
Producer
Jon Alpert
Producer
Matt O'Neill
Associate Producer
Leena El-Ali
Associate Producer
Laila Gohar
Associate Producer
Dawn Hyde
Associate Producer
Beth Morrissey
Associate Producer
Nader Salah
Executive Producer
Mohammed Gohar
Executive Producer
Deborah Jones
Executive Producer
John Marks
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