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Le tracce dei Musulmani in Sicilia

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Original Title: Le tracce dei Musulmani in Sicilia
Director: Sherif Fathy Salem
Cast: Giuseppe Barbera; Pietro Todaro; Ferdinando Maurici; Giuseppe Buffa
Story: Sherif Fathy Salem 
Screenplay: Sherif Fathy Salem 
Genre: Documentario
Production: Ramona Di Marco
Year: 2009
Runtime: 54'
Nationality: ITA
Location: La Zisa Palermo (PA) /Cattedrale Palermo (PA) / Mercato Ballarò Palermo (PA) /Duomo di Monreale Monreale (PA) /San Giovanni degli Eremiti Palermo (PA)

A young Sicilian Arabic language professor poses a question about the influence of the Islamic period of Sicily’s history on its present identity. To find an answer, he journeys across his homeland searching for the traces left by its Muslims during their presence on the island. He meets with ordinary people, fishermen, farmers, chefs and ceramic artists. Moreover, he also meets with highly qualified Sicilian professors of history, agronomy, geology, anthropology and history of art. The conclusion he arrives at far exceeds his expectations. 

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