OUT OF CORDOBA: AVERROES AND MAIMONIDES IN THEIR TIME AND OURS
SBIA SABA ICNA IMRC NISA CAIR & Syed Karim
INVITES YOU TO A SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM
FREE SHOWING (with light refreshments)
DATE: Sunday, March 25, 2012
TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE: SABA ISLAMIC CENTER (4415 Fortran Ct, San Jose, CA 95134)
OUT OF CORDOBA is a documentary film, directed by Jacob Bender, about the leg-acy of the Spanish city of Cordoba and its meaning for our times. The film explores the dra¬matic biographies of Averroes (Ibn Rushd) the Muslim, and Rabbi Moses Maimonides (The Rambam) the Jew, the two leading personalities of medieval Is-lamic Spain, and its heritage of “convivencia” (re¬ligious coexistence). 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, the strug¬gle against reli-gious extremism and xenophobia, and for peace and justice in Palestine. OUT OF CORDOBA has been screened over 80 times at universi¬ties, film festivals, mosques, churches, and synagogues around the world, includ¬ing a special screening at United Nations Headquarters.
A discussion with direc¬tor Jacob Bender will follow the screening.