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Luxor Times: 25 Feb 2011

Luxor Times

Friday 25 February 2011

ON LOOK Films and Nigel Hetherington of Past Preservers join forces

ilmOn Look Films announces the addition of renowned archaeologist and TV producer Nigel J. Hetherington, founder of media and heritage consultancy company Past Preservers, as advisor to the documentary film project Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo. Nigel has been consulting with the producers of On Look Films since the project’s infancy, and now in his official role, Nigel will bring his vast expertise in Egyptian cultural history and the contemporary local Cairo media world to influence the realization of the film.

Nigel J. Hetherington is an archaeologist and TV producer as well as a specialist in heritage conservation. He earned a BA in Egyptian Archaeology and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from the Institute of Archaeology , University College London. Nigel has lectured at various institutions in Egypt and elsewhere on the need for the urgent protection of archaeological sites, and strives to facilitate and support the happy marriage of rigorous and scientific archaeology to innovative and entertaining media projects.

Past Preservers was founded by archaeologist and media consultant Nigel J. Hetherington to provide historical and archaeological consultancy and professional support to the media industry, and draws on a global network of expertise to deliver innovative and effective heritage management and technology services to non-profit, business, and government clients. With offices in Cairo and London and representatives throughout the Middle East, North America, and Europe , Past Preservers has a strong hold in the international media scene. Previous assignments include work for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Al-Jazeera International, TLC, and Living Channel. Network of specialists include Archaeologists, Historians, Egyptologists, Heritage Consultants, Engineers, Geologists, and Anthropologists. For further information, visit www.pastpreservers.com.
Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo is produced by Ukranian-born artist Anna Kipervaser and directed by award-winning Brazilian-born filmmaker Miguel Silveira, and includes a diverse international team of filmmakers and scholars.
The project encompasses a documentary film, audio archive, sound installation and interactive media library. Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo will be the most accurate record of the endangered 1,400 year-old tradition of the adhan (Islamic call to prayer) in Cairo before it is erased forever. The team is currently seeking funding to complete production of the documentary film.

Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo is fiscally sponsored by The Hartley Film Foundation, a 501(c)3, with additional support from National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project and the Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund. All donations are tax deductible. For further information and to watch the trailer and behind the scenes footage for this project, please visit http://www.onlookfilms.com/