Documentary: Out of Cordoba: Averroes and Maimonides in their Time and Ours
Feb 28, 2012
from 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
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THE MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMIC STUDIES PROGRAM
INVITES YOU TO A SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM
OUT OF CORDOBA: AVERROES AND MAIMONIDES IN THEIR TIME AND OURS
DATE: February 28, 2012
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: Floyd Theater in the Student Activity Center
of the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus
OUT OF CORDOBA is a documentary film, directed by Jacob Bender, about the legacy of the Spanish city of Cordoba and its meaning for our times. The film explores the dramatic biographies of Averroes (Ibn Rushd) the Muslim and Rabbi Moses Maimonides the Jew, the two leading personalities of medieval Is-lamic Spain, and the heritage of convivencia (religious coexistence) of that amazingly creative epoch. Filmed in the USA, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, and ten years in the making, the film also explores contemporary relations between Muslims, Jews, and Christians, the revolts for human rights in the Middle East, and the struggle against religious extremism and xenophobia. OUT OF CORDOBA has been screened over 70 times at uni-versities, film festivals, mosques, churches, and synagogues around the world, including a special screening at United Nations Headquarters.
A discussion with director Jacob Bender will follow the screening.
Cosponsors: Modern Languages Fund, Division of Humanities Program, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Social Change Program, Liberal Studies Program, University Honors Program, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs, Council of Islamic Organizations of Kentucky, Fons Vitae Press, and Interfaith Paths to Peace.
For more information, go to www.louisville.edu/meis