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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, Part 1 (2006)

A one hour documentary, in both English and Spanish, that captures the magnificent story of the Cloister of the Ancient Spanish Monastery, a perfect example of 12th Century architecture ... See full summary »

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Antolin Carbonel ...
Historian & Architect
Hoyt Fields ...
Director of Hearst Castle in San Simmeon, California
Ronald Fox ...
Rector of the Monastery (as Rev. Ronald Fox)
Alfredo Granado ...
José Miguel Merino de Cáceres ...
Architect, Historian and Restorer from Madrid University, Spain.
Osvaldo Silvera Jr. ...
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A one hour documentary, in both English and Spanish, that captures the magnificent story of the Cloister of the Ancient Spanish Monastery, a perfect example of 12th Century architecture located in 21th Century, North Miami, Florida. How does this building from the 12th Century stands in South Florida if the American continent was not discovered until the 15th Century? This documentary, will trace the Ancient Spanish Monastery's rich history, painstaking restoration and its invaluable significance not only to the South Florida community, but to our nation and the whole world. It is an important historic monument, whose story has to be narrated to our people and to our national and international visitors. The story around this building includes: kings (Alphonso VII & Alphonso VIII of Spain), churches (monasteries), its' community, and the ambition of one man who brought the building stone by stone from Spain to America, Mr. William Randolph Hearst. Arthur Bynes was the man who found the... Written by Jose R. Barredo

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15 November 2006 (USA)  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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Recommend Documentary and Soundtrack
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this documentary, and I'm not even religious. Show this film to anyone interested in history, spirituality, art, or architecture. It will easily captivate many audiences. Why? The story is told by real-life monks, tour directors, and historians. Miami's Ancient Spanish Monastery is a compelling metaphor about the human condition: creation, loss, and the power to overcome. Within the film, there is a bonus: If you love music, then enjoy. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

I am now forced to fulfill a guideline for the amount of words for IMDb in order to post this. There's nothing else I have to say except that I think the documentary and its soundtrack are excellent.


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