Sun, sand and sea

Canada, 1961

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Episode number 1 of Series “The Crossroads of the world: a study of North Africa and the Middle East”
This film sets the scene for the series, reviewing the cultural background of the North Africa-Middle East region as well as its geography. Ity traces the origins of the Islamic peoples, discusses Mahomet and his teachings, and shows the extent of the Arab conquest and its contribution to our arts, science and technology. The film closes with the decline of Islam, its retreat and isolation from the world through many centuries.

Credits

producer

James Beveridge

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:28:21:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1961

Appears in

The Crossroads of the world: a study of North Africa and the Middle East

Group of items

The Crossroads of the world: a study of North Africa and the Middle East

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29084

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Religion and culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Islam and politics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religion and culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → World politics

History → Africa, North - History

History → Anthropology

History → Arabs - History

History → History

History → Islam - History

History → Islam and politics

History → Middle East - History

History → World history

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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