Reviews July 5, 2012 Amanda Mouttaki
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.
You May Also Like
- 57So first off a little apology for having review overload this week but I've got so may great things to share! Last month I read The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau with the BlogHer book club. This was Dau's first novel and I was drawn to it initially because of the setting.…
- 45This is truly a Moroccan cookbook love year. First it was Paula Wolfert's Food of Morocco and then [amazon_link id="1579654290" target="_blank" ]Mourad: New Moroccan[/amazon_link] from Mourad Lahlou. There have been many articles like this one, and this one, and this one, in the press about the way that each of these authors present Moroccan food. It…
- 44A regular feature that I have started is the sharing of guest posts. This is a great way to get new readers for your own blog and to give MarocMama readers some new reading material too. Some ideas for guest posting; Morocco: Have you tried one of my recipes? Why not share your story with…