American Research Center in Egypt

Bill Mosher
Season 20
About this non-profit:

Founded in 1948, the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization composed of educational and cultural institutions, professional scholars, and private individuals. ARCE's mission is to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. Amid the turmoil in Egypt, mainstream media is focused on scenes of discord and violence. The Visionaries documentary team led by Bill Mosher, Visionaries founder and executive producer, travelled to Sohag, Egypt to tell a very different kind of story. There an international group of scholars and conservators are putting the finishing touches on the “Red Monastery,” a Coptic church that is the most important historic monument in Egypt from the late antique period. The stunning beauty of the painted interior is the backdrop for a deeper more meaningful story that demonstrates the power our collective cultural heritage has to build lasting relationships between nations while connecting us all with our distant, common past.

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