1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham is a 2015 part-animated science education film directed by Ahmed Salim and starring Omar Sharif. It is notable for being Sharif's final film.[1][2][3]

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham
Directed byAhmed Salim
Produced by
Screenplay byAhmed Salim
Music bySami Yusuf
CinematographyGavin Finney
Release date
  • December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13) (Dubai International Film Festival)
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was produced by 1001 Inventions, a British foundation aiming to propagate the achievements of the Golden Age of Islam. Both the film and the exhibition were created to coincide with the United Nations campaign celebrating the International Year of Light, operated by UNESCO.[4] Within the film, Sharif's character helps his granddaughter with a challenging homework assignment about Ibn Al-Haytham, the 11th century scholar who made significant contributions to the principles of optics and visual perception.

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  1. ^ "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham". IMDB. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Omar Sharif, Suave Star of 'Doctor Zhivago,' Dies at 83". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Omar Sharif dies at the age of 83". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 July 2015."Omar Sharif, 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr. Zhivago' Star, Dies at 83". Variety. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Ibn Al-Haytham to be a focus of the International Year of Light through partnering with 1001 Inventions". light2015.org. UNESCO. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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