A Glimpse of Paradise - Garden Culture in the Islamic World

5 x 52' / HD + 4K

The five-part documentary series is a journey through the Islamic World. It begins at the gardens of the Persian Empire, travels on to the green oases of North Africa and Southern Spain, into Central Asia and thence to the Indian subcontinent before closing with an eye to the future in the Gulf States. The gardens are a vehicle for getting to know and to understand an entire cultural area in all its distinctiveness. The documentary is aimed towards an audience interested in travelling and culture, but is also for those who want to become familiar with the areas of ever increasing importance in the world, their history and culture.

Episodes:

1. Persia – The Invention of Paradise

2. India – The Splendour of the Mughals

3. Morocco – The Dream of Beauty

4. Al-Andalus – The Heritage of the Moors

5. Arabia – The Search for a Green Future

Producer: prospera Medienproduktion
Production year: 2016
Broadcaster: arte

Languages: English, German, French

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