Islamic Art Documentary to Air on PBS July 6th

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Out of literally hundreds of ideas submitted to PBS, UPF’s film, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, is one of seven films to be chosen for national primetime broadcast as part of a series called PBS Arts Summer Festival. Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”) will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival. The film will air on over 330 PBS stations nationwide simultaneously on Friday, July 6th at 9pm ET (check local listings).


"UPF's Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World is a stunning achievement in documentary filmmaking. Itopens a window onto a sight of Islam so often neglected in the west. The aesthetic, beauty, and culture offer an opening for us all to start a dialogue on the values that we share and hold in common." - Karen Armstrong, Award-Winning author of religion

"This film will open the eyes and the imagination of American Muslims, reminding us all of our rich artistic heritage. I highly recommend that all American Muslims watch this documentary and share it with their neighbors!" - Imam Mohamed Magid, President, Islamic Society of North America