The PBS Arts Summer Festival expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly series and new original online content that takes viewers across the country and around the world.
Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”) will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival, which begins Friday, June 29, 2012.
Mariachi High - June 29th
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - July 6th
Tales from a Ghetto Klown - July 13th
Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony - July 20th
Havana, Havana! - July 27th
The Barnes Collection - August 3rd
Great Performances: Tanglewood - August 10th
Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. With the insights and commentary of leading art scholars from around the world, the film delves into the art of religious life in Islamic culture and into the secret world inside the palaces of the elite. From the extraordinary array of metalwork, textiles, paintings and architecture that illuminate the culture, filmmaker Rob Gardner sheds light on the shared histories of western and Islamic societies, revealing more continuity than division. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates.
Airdate(s): 7/6/2012 - 9:00 - 10:30 PM
(check your local PBS station for full schedule details)
Executive Producers: Alexander Kronemer Michael Wolfe
Producer/Director: Rob Gardner
Narrator: Susan Sarandon
Producer/Production Manager: Char Gardner
Writer/Co-producer: Carrie Gardner
Original Music Composer: Charles David Denler
Director of Photography: Nick Gardner
Additional Cinematography: Shawn Baron Regis Becker Rob Gardner
Camera Assistant: Jason Remeikis
DIT/Sound: Jeremy Morrison Jon Race
Lighting Technicians: Shawn Baron Mark Hutchings Thomas Neivolt
Jib Operator/Dolly Grip: Shawn Baron
Hair and Make-Up Ariel Cassarella: Cheryl Kinion
Production Coordinator: Mali Amadou Thiam
Djenne Coordinator: Lassine Kayentao
Production Services: India Earthcare Productions Ltd.
Art Director Re-enactments: Iran Majid Mirfakraei
Editor/Computer Graphics: Jeremy Morrison
3D Mosque Animation: Suleymaniye Jon Race
3D Mosque Animation: Djenne Zamani Research Group University of Cape Town
Voice-over: Djenne Ahmadou Hama el Hady Maiga
Sound Mixing: Clean Cuts
Film Transfer: Colorlab
Art and Architecture Consultants: Sheila S. Blair Jonathan M. Bloom
Archival: The David Museum, Copenhagen The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore The Bridgeman Art Library Said Nuseibeh Photography Metropolitan Museum of Art The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Aerial Photography for Archaeology in the Middle East
Transcriptions Rogers Word Service
For Unity Productions Foundation: Jawaad Abdul Rahman - Director of Development Daniel Tutt - Outreach Director Patricia Langan – Managing Director Sarah Kalimullah – Development Coordinator Zeki Göbelez – Business Coordinator Bill Murray – Financial Advisor Fernando Cevallos – IT Coordinator Léna Sulpovar - Outreach Associate Haley Wright – Intern
Special Thanks Russ Suniewick Mette Korsholm Anne-Marie Bernsted Violet Diallo Hasseye Maiga Swati Khanna D. Ruggles Fairchild Mohammad al-Asad Noha Bakr Heinz Ruther Huda Totonji John Voll Kjeld von Folsach, The Board of Directors and Staff of The David Museum.
This program was produced by Unity Productions Foundation, which is solely responsible for its content.
© 2011 Unity Productions Foundation