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The Ornament of the World (2019)

U 11/19/2019 (FR) DocumentaryHistory 1h 56m
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Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this documentary retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

  1. Michael Schwarz

    Director, Writer

  2. María Rosa Menocal


  3. Jason Cohn


  4. Rhonda Collins


  5. Gail Huddleson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Reuven Firestone

    Himself (Hebrew Union College)

  2. David Levering Lewis

    Himself (New York University)

  3. Jerrilynn D. Dodds

    Herself (Sarah Lawrence College)

  4. Frank Peters

    Himself (New York University)

  5. María Rosa Menocal

    Herself (Author, The Ornament of the World)

  6. D. Fairchild Ruggles

    Herself (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  7. Abigail Balbale

    Herself (New York University)

  8. Adnan Husain

    Himself (Queen's University)

  9. Teofilo Ruiz

    Himself (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)

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