Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Saturday Aug 11 06:00 PM
Sunday Aug 12 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
Directed by Rob Gardner India, Israel, Mail, Spain, Syria, Turkey, USA, 2011, 90mins. Hawai‘i premiere.
Explore the richness of Islamic art, from ornate palaces and monumental mosques, to exquisite ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work in this film that covers 1,400 years of history in nine countries.
Reception: Aug 11, 6-7:30pm. Enjoy food for purchase in the Luce Courtyard before the screening at 7:30pm. $15, $12 museum members
Michael Wolfe, President and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation will introduce the film at both screenings.
Michael Wolfe, a poet, author and filmmaker, is President and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation, a nonprofit documentary and media organization. He has co-produced nine award-winning documentaries on Muslim themes. In 1997, Wolfe was the first American TV journalist to report live from Mecca during the Hajj. In 2003, he worked with CNN International to produce a new half-hour Hajj documentary. His journalism has been nominated for Peabody, Emmy, George Polk, and National Press Club Awards and he has won awards from the Society for American Travel Writers, the Academy of American Poets, and the Wilbur Prize for Best Book on a Religious Theme. Wolfe is the author of ten published books. Cut These Words into my Stone, his verse translations of ancient Greek epitaphs, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2013. He holds a degree in Classics from Wesleyan University.
Organized in conjunction with Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
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