CANCELLED: Film Screening & Talkback | The Ornament of the World

Event time: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 2:30pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), N100 (Great Hall) See map
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free; no tickets or registration
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.


Film Screening: The Ornament of the World
Followed by a talkback with the film’s producer Michael Schwarz and Prof. Abigail Krasner Balbale

Website with trailer and more information

The Ornament of the World tells a story from the past that’s especially timely today: the story of a remarkable time in history when Muslims, Christians and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences. Ornament will retrace a nearly 800-year period in medieval Spain, from the early 8th through late 15th centuries, during which the three groups, though they competed and sometimes fought, managed for the most part to sustain relationships that enabled them to coexist, collaborate and flourish. The film blends evocative location cinematography with dramatic and lifelike animation to take viewers on a fascinating journey through the cities at the center of the story: Cordoba, Seville, Toledo, and Granada. We will discover what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible and what ultimately tore it apart.