JEWS AND MUSLIMS - Intimate strangers
A film directed by Karim Miské
Written by Karim Miské, Emmanuel Blanchard & Nathalie Mars
Animation director : Jean-Jacques Prunès
Editorial supervisor : Sylvie Jézéquel
© Arte France - France Télévisions - Compagnie des Phares et Balises - Vivement Lundi ! -2013
EPISODE 2: THE PLACE OF THE OTHERS, 721-1789
In the year 721, the Muslim Empire was vast. Jews and Christians were minorities and their actions motivated by the desire to obtain the best possible status within the Empire. Still, this did not prevent cultural exchanges as we can see with the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. Nor would it prevent the occurrence of tragic events such as the massacre of Jews and Christians of Granada by the Almohads in the eleventh century. In the fifteenth century, the Reconquista chased the Jews and Muslims from Spain and heralded the end of Al-Andalus.