A day in the Islamic Golden Age
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Birte Kristiansen and Petra Sijpesteijn |
• March 2023
It's 791 CE. As the morning sun shines on the Golden Gate Palace, brother and sister Hisham and Asma prepare for the journey of a lifetime: the hajj, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca. They intend to travel with the big hajj caravan— but a last-minute mishap threatens to undo months of careful planning. Birte Kristiansen and Petra Sijpesteijn detail a day in the life of siblings in medieval Baghdad. [Directed by Mohammad Babakoohi, narrated by Safia Elhillo, music by Aron Fard].