I was lucky enough to gain an advance viewing of Unity Productions Foundation latest feature Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I am a bit of a documentary geek and was interested to see how this story would be told. I was captivated. This video is one of the most beautiful and interesting films I have seen in a long time.
I love travel and every minute of this video was a small vacation. The narration and insight from scholars of history, art and Islam all added so much to the film. I kept thinking over and over how important watching a documentary such as this would be in a classroom setting. It’s not overtly religious, I never felt like there was a religious agenda – which is hard to do. It was educational not only on an artistic level but as a whole.
As a Muslim there was a lot of information that I didn’t know and I couldn’t help but think how much a non-Muslim might learn. This film shows the beauty of Islam, the culture, the history in a way that filters out conflict and propaganda. What’s left is a beautiful story that will enrich anyone who watches the film.
I don’t want to give away too much because I really want you to tune in and watch. I hope you’ll forgive me for not divulging all my favorite parts of the film. After you watch, come back and share with me what you enjoyed!
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World debuts on PBS stations around the country tomorrow (Friday July 6th) at 9pm EST. Make sure you tune in for this film.
Would you like a copy of this film for your home? I have a copy to give to one lucky reader!
Leave a comment below letting me know why you would like to make this film a part of your home library. I’ll choose one winner on July 12th, 2012. This giveaway is limited to US entries only.