Islamic Art documentary to premiere locally in West Chester | Arts & Culture
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, will make its Cincinnati debut at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester.
The documentary explores themes such as the Word, Space, Ornament, Color, and Water in Islamic art. The film takes audiences on a global journey to present the stories behind the masterworks of Islamic Art and Architecture, and is intended to be broadcast on PBS in 2012.
The Cincinnati, Ohio Premiere will be held at The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm. The event is hosted by the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in partnership with The Search for the Spiritual through Art lecture series – a collaboration between Xavier University’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and Interfaith Community Engagement, Hindu Temple of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Skirball Museum, Taft Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the door or at www.thespiritualinart.org (tickets $10-$20; students free). The film showing will be followed by an engaging discussion with the film’s producer, Alex Kronemer.
This 90-minute documentary is executive produced by Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer (Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet; Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain; Prince Among Slaves) and directed by Robert Gardner (Arab and Jew: Return to the Promised Land; Elie Wiesel: First Person Singular; Islam: Empire of Faith) and is narrated by Academy-Award winning actor Susan Sarandon.
Unity Productions Foundation is a nonprofit production company whose mission is to develop balanced, fair and accurate journalistic material concerning the world's cultural and spiritual traditions in order to help increase understanding and tolerance. For more information, visit www.upf.tv.
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