As Nashville Public Television prepares to unveil the latest installment in our Next Door Neighbors series -featuring Nashville’s Egyptian community – we wanted to share a Storytellers submission by NPT intern Sam Mounier.
Sam was a great help in the production of the latest Next Door Neighbors documentary. As a member of the Egyptian community, he helped connect us to more than a few people, translated conversations, kept us informed of important events and even took us to his mom’s house for some delicious food.
During production of the Egyptian program, Nashville’s large contingency of Coptic Orthodox Christians suffered the tragic loss of their Pope. Pope Shenouda, the 117th for the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church, played an important role in the growth of the Church in the United States.
We asked Sam to share how the loss of Pope Shenouda was felt by the Egyptian community in Nashville. Here is what he had to say.
Next Door Neighbors:Egyptians premieres Wednesday, May 23rd at 9pm on NPT. You can also watch the completed program that same day online at our website.
I hope you will tune in.