La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí

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La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí
Directed by Lidia Peralta García
Produced by CEDECOM S.L.
Screenplay by Lidia Peralta García
Music by Kristian Hernández, Yengo-Le
Cinematography Lidia Peralta García
Edited by Lidia Peralta García, David Moya
Release date
2007
Running time
49 minutes
Country Spain

La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí is a 2007 documentary film directed by Lidia Peralta García.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

During the 12th and 15th centuries, in Muslim Spain, many science books were written. When Muslims left Spain, many took their manuscripts with them. Today, one can find them spread in particular libraries, all along the caravan route through Morocco, Mauritania and Mali. From Toledo to Timbuktu, this documentary follows their traces. Its protagonist, Ismael Diadié Haidara, owner of the Andalus Library of Timbuktu, has spent years trying to retrieve his family's manuscripts and with them, his own Al Andalus past.[2][3]

Production[edit]

The film was produced with the assistance of CEDECOM Malaga. The director, Lidia Peralta García, traveled for five months and covered over 6,000 kilometres (3,700 mi) on the route from Toledo in Spain to Timbuktu in Mali to make the documentary. According to Peralta, "a documentary like this makes you very aware that for many centuries we have shared the same history, while today some have white skin and others black".[4]

Awards[edit]

La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí won the Best Documentary Film prize at the 10th International Panorama of Independent Films.[5] It was also nominated for Best Documentary Film at the 2008 Marbella International Film Festival.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí". africultures.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Ouariachi, Tania. "La Caravana del Manuscrito Andalusí. La memoria histórica de al-Andalus yace en bibliotecas del desierto africano". Aula Interculturiel (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "El documental de Lidia Peralta y el concierto de Kambala actividad cultural de La Rábida". Press release. International University of Andalucía. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Tania Ouariachi (2008-02-15). "La Caravana del Manuscrito Andalusí. La memoria histórica de al-Andalus yace en bibliotecas del desierto africano". Web Islam. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "6th Alternative Stage Festival". Theatre Entropia. December 9–14, 2008. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  6. ^ "Awards 2008". Marbella International Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-11.