Out of Cordoba

Jacob Bender’s latest award-winning documentary, “Out of Cordoba”, is a timely and powerful plea for greater interfaith understanding in our troubled and often violent times. After 9/11, the director starts a journey from NYC to Jerusalem, in search of inspiration for religion as a tool of help for world understanding. Through an exploration of the lives and writings of the two most important thinkers to emerge from medieval Muslim Spain: Averroes the Muslim, and his Jewish counterpart, Rabbi Moses Maimonides. The 82-minute film explores the legacy of these two philosophers, as well as their contemporary importance for interfaith relations, and especially for Muslims, Jews, and Christians struggling against religious extremism.

Jacob Bender is on the Advisory Board of the Humanity-Without-Borders Foundation.

 

“Out of Cordoba” trailer from MLK Producciones on Vimeo.

 

Trailer of the documentary film directed by Jacob Bender (2009, 80 min, HD) and produced by MLK Producciones. After 9/11, the director starts a journey from NYC to Jerusalem, in search of inspiration for religion as a tool of help for world understanding. In Cordoba, the old capital of the Spanish kingdom of Al Andalus, he finds the story of Averroes and Maimonides. Their lives and legacies are followed in Morocco, Paris, Venice, Cairo, Israel and Palestine.