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Religious Baggage

An excerpt from Ashley’s new e-book You Were Strangers: Dispatches from Exile

Copyright Edele Confrerie van het Heiling Bloed. www.holyblood.org

Virgin Apparitions, Holy Blood, and Me

During a panel discussion for The Virgin, the Copts and Me, held as part of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, Namir Abdel Messeh, a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin, admitted he had embarked on a seemingly impossible quest. How can one make a movie that proves if an apparition exists or not? After he watches…