"I love this documentary, I watched again and again and enjoy every moment of it, I am a collector of Islamic Art, and already knows a lot about it, but this documentary is very well done and documented and I wanted to share it with you."
This PBS documentary will seek to enlighten the public about Muslim identity and culture by exploring the many facets of its art.
“Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” narrated by award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, premiered on July 6, 2012 on PBS stations nationwide.
This 90-minute film takes audiences on a global journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history to present the stories behind the masterworks of Islamic art and architecture.
“I believe all viewers, Muslim and non-Muslims alike, will be pleasantly surprised with what our film uncovers,” Alex Kronemer of Unity Productions Foundation said in a statement. “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.”
Viewers of “Islamic Art” are presented with a kaleidoscope of exquisite works of art — from the opulent Taj Mahal of India to the written word in the form of Arabic calligraphy with master calligraphers such as Mohamed Zakariya.