UD Rumi Forum proudly presents the screening of the documentary film Out of Cordoba.
Event: Movie Screening: Out of Cordoba
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 between 6:00-7:30 PM
Where:Kirkbride Hall Room 006
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Out of Cordoba is an award-winning documentary film directed by Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The film explores the dramatic lives of Averroes the Muslim and Moses Maimonides the Jew, the two leading thinkers to emerge from the city Cordoba in Islamic Spain and its heritage of "Convivencia" (Religious Coexistence). This documentary filmed in the USA, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, and 10 years in the making, the film also explores contemporary relations between muslims, jews and christians, the struggle against religious extremism and violence, the revolts for human rights in the middle east and for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. The film has been screened over 150 times at different universities, film festivals, mosques, churches, and synagogues around the world, including a special screening at United Nations Headquarters. Out of Cordoba is a powerful plea for greater interfaith understanding in our own often violent times. For more information you can watch the trailer or visit the website of the movie.