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Cairo to the Cloud 

A documentary film in post-production

by MICHELLE PAYMAR

Cairo to the Cloud tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of discarded manuscripts discovered in the geniza, or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. 

The Geniza contained over 350,000 documents illuminating more than a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life in the heart of the Islamic world. It is an accidental archive of unprecedented diversity, including religious texts and medical prescriptions, literary treasures and intimate love letters, marriage contracts and business reports, magical amulets and children’s drawings. 

It is a collection larger, more diverse and, arguably, more significant than the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls. Yet over a century since its discovery, the Cairo Geniza is not widely known. 

Until now.

Cairo to the Cloud is the first documentary feature film about the Geniza and the rich world it reveals. 

Donations to Cairo to the Cloud can be made through our fiscal sponsor, The International Documentary Association. 

For more information, please visit our website:  www.Cairo to the Cloud.com


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