Arts of Islam
20 x 4mn
Fondation de l'Islam de France
ARTS of ISLAM
20 films about music, singing, dance, theater...
These films cover arab-muslim culture's artistic fields: music, dance, pictorial art, architecture, poetry, cinema, theater etc. An extensive iconography mingles with the interviews to show the beauty of Islam's arts, from the 7th century to nowadays, and demonstrates this culture's influence through its plurality.
Eventhough they have been synonymous with science, philosophy, refinement and wonder since their birth, these arts are often unknown to the general audience.
The 20 episodes series presents, in a simple way, the vision of an Islam of Enlightenment and exposes what the islamic civilization has given to Humanism and universal knowledge. Wether in music, dance, architechture, calligraphy, singing or poetry... Amazing stories have been passed on to us until today. A large number of mutual enrichments were made possible through the constant exchanges with the Occident.