PBS to Air Major Documentary Feature on Islamic Art
06 Jan 2012 03:13 GMT
 
January 6, 2012

PBS is planning to air a state-of-the-art 90-minute documentary film taking viewers on a journey into Islamic art. (more)


January 6, 2012

PBS is planning to air a state-of-the-art 90-minute documentary film taking viewers on a journey into Islamic art.

The feature, narrated by Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, is being broadcast as part of the PBS Arts Summer Festival, which has the mission of expanding the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly series and new original online content . The Summer festival will begin airing programs on Friday, 29 June 2012.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, highlights the wonders of the past 1400 years that have yielded amazing mosques, calligraphy, metal work, and other objects across the globe.

Unity Productions Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote peace through the use of media, is behind the documentary film about the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture.

The documentary is directed by Rob Gardner, whose credits include "Fall of Islamic Spain" and "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think".

Sources:

"PBS Arts Summer Festival with Anna Deavere Smith" Raman Media Network January 5, 2012

"PBS Arts Summer Festival 2012 Kicks Off June 29" Business Wire January 4, 2012

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