The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (Full Version)

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From the days of Charlemagne to Christopher Columbus, Islamic Spain represents one of the most productive intercultural relationships in Western history down to the present day. The lemon tree, the water wheel, the astrolabe and Aristotle’s lost philosophy all arrived in Europe through Islamic Spain. Churches and temples that strongly resemble Muslim mosques, the pinnacle of Hebrew literature’s Golden Age, the roots of modern medicine and mathematics, and the transmission of Greek philosophy into Western Europe are just a few of the collaborative achievements that form the legacy of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures interacting on the Iberian Peninsula over seven centuries.

Cities of Light: The Rise & Fall of Islamic Spain, a two-hour documentary film, journeys into one of World History’s most fascinating and important periods. With a fresh focus on the many contributions to Western civilization made by Islamic institutions and culture, the film also consistently cleaves to an even-handed presentation of the triumphs and shortcomings, achievements and failures of a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same corner of Western Europe and there built a lasting society that was both part of Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East.

Cities of Light vividly demonstrates how these very different groups found the means to co-exist and thrive together—and yet how fragile that symbiosis could be. The pluralistic centuries of Medieval Spain ended in the Spanish Inquisition and the formation of an exclusively Catholic Spain.  More at PBS.org

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Plan Colombia – Cashing in on the Drug War Failure

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2003- A film about the failure of the war on drugs in Colombia and the people, corporations and organizations that have benefited from the effort.

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  • Leah

    Absolute BS! The Elite Feds on both sides are lying!
    And the Ambassador of the U.S. is so corrupt, you can see the dissolution in his face!

    The U.S. & Colombian Feds are flying over the Colombian countryside, dropping Agent Orange insicriminately, over all crops, destroying the corn, yucca, and all other plants. This destroys the legitimate farmlands, causing the farmers to turn to the Colombian rebels.

    The coca plants will NEVER be destroyed because it’s not only a medicianl plant, used for centuries BEFORE the Conquest, is still used today, but the plant is a tough one, and widespreading – from Colombia to Ecuador. It’s beneficial to Humanity.

    Fact is, any cocaine produced, is an invention of modern times, tech labs, and is being imported by the cocaine import agency!It’s their planes, military planes fying it in.

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