Three school children visit a dusty library to research the story of ‘The Dark Ages’. What they find transforms their world view dramatically as ingenious inventors and pioneers of science and culture are vividly brought to life.
From producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning legend Sir Ben Kingsley in the role of The Librarian, this astounding movie provides an eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions initiative.
The quarter an hour film was produced and broadcasted as part of the 1001 Inventions global touring exhibition in 2010 which took place in association with Abdul Latif Jameel Foundation (ALJ Foundation).
The foundation was established in 2009 in the UK to develop and promote a portfolio of “sustainable global projects and solutions” involving training, poverty relief, arts, culture, environment, conservation, heritage, employment, and economic and community development.
It’s a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabia-based Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ) Group, a private automobiles and consumer finance company.