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Significant art and architecture of the Islamic civilization’s legacy has rarely enough been celebrated, pushed aside by negative perceptions of the faith.
Unity Productions Foundation’s upcoming film Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, produced by Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer “was produced to nurture a greater appreciation for the exquisite works of art that Islamic culture has contributed to humanity.”
“As a window into an often misunderstood culture, this film has the ability to be a real catalyst for understanding and perhaps offer a new perspective on Islam’s values, culture and lasting legacy,” says Kronomer.
“We hope watching the film will result in Muslims feeling a source of pride, as well as celebration in their heritage.”
Actor Susan Sarandon narrates the 90-minute documentary, taking the audience over nine countries and presents stories behind artistic masterpieces through 1,400 years of Islamic history.
Viewers of the film will get to experience global exquisite works of art, from the Taj Mahal to details Arabic calligraphy, all in the pursuit to show how much Muslims have contributed to society.
Unity Productions Foundation is a non-profit which aims to create peace through media and understanding across faiths and cultures, through films for television, theatrical release, online viewing, and educational campaigns.
Islamic Art will broadcast nationally on PBS on July 6 at 9:00 pm EST, as a part of the PBS Arts Summer Festival.