Films: Islamic Art: A Mirror of the Invisible World
Our premiere film review is on the illustrative documentary, “Islamic Art: A Mirror of the Invisible World”. This Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) film gives a unique perspective of how art and architecture have defined a variety of cultures and how they have played an expressive spiritual role in Islamic communities around the world. Expert theologians and art buffs weigh in with their professional opinions on how the artistry of this passionate religion strengthens the bond between people from diverse religious backgrounds.
UPF captures stunning craftsmanship from a variety of countries as grand artistic displays are showcased for all to enjoy. Gold and platinum hues cascade across beautiful sculptures, trinkets and buildings like the sparkling Falls of Niagara. Towering pillars and columns are symmetrically aligned in beautifully crafted sanctuaries of worship. Pulpits are strategically placed so that lessons contained in powerful sermons can be heard by a mosque’s vast congregation. Experts give palatable connections between picturesque architecture and art and the religious connotations that they possess. The connections and explanations capture the interest of the viewer; which unlike other documentaries, are full of life and easy to digest. UPF keeps the film’s premise in perspective throughout its entirety; the pulchritudinous relationship between art, architecture and the peaceful practice of Islam.
The Unity Productions Foundation’s eclectic film, “Islamic Art: A Mirror of the Invisible World” is a imagistic collective that gives insight to the artist world of the Islamic faith. Acclaimed actress Susan Sarandon serves as the film’s voice, giving the film a unique perspective. This film is a bona fide must see for followers of any faith, agnostics and atheists alike. Check it out when it airs on PBS on July 6, 2012. Get more information on UPF and the participants of this film at http://www.upf.tv/index.php. Get involved in the live Tweet chat during the premiere by following @islamicartfilm and posting your comments using the hashtag #IslamicArt.
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