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1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets (2010)

Three teenagers are researching how the modern world has been impacted by the Dark Ages. They meet the Librarian who guides them through a journey of discovery about the ancient Golden Age.

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Alan Deakins

Writer:

Tom Fickling
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ben Kingsley ... Al-Jazari / Librarian
James Holly James Holly ... Danny
Courtney George Courtney George ... Isabella
Rhiann Connor ... Luke
Stewart Scudamore ... Ibn Al-Haytham
Andrew Bridgmont ... Abbas Ibn Firnas
Nicholas Khan Nicholas Khan ... Al-Zahrawi
Tara Jafar Tara Jafar ... Merriam Al-Astrulabi (as Tara Jaffar)
Samantha Edmonds Samantha Edmonds ... Teacher
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Storyline

Sir Ben takes on the role of a mysterious and cantankerous librarian who takes a group of school children on an enlightening journey to meet pioneering scientists and engineers from the history of Muslim civilization. The librarian is then revealed to be 12th century engineering genius Al-Jazari. Written by Anon

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

21 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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2.35 : 1
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Shot on the RED over three days in Central London. See more »

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Al-Jazari: Welcome to The Dark Ages or as it should be known Golden Ages .
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Followed by 1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham (2015) See more »

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Having been raised as a Christian and now being a Freethinker this lesson opened my heart for humanity
8 January 2018 | by Eye_MD_BSee all my reviews

In short: I agree with bluegenes and apprecciate the fact that in times of a political driven Islam-witch-hunt, I did find some information about what kind of rich and valuable culture Islam's history has to offer. This reminded me, that all of us humans have valuable and interesting sides.


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