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The Builders of the Alhambra

North American Premiere

The Builders of the Alhambra

Isabel Fernández

France, Spain, Austria, Qatar | 2022 | 1 h 51 min
English, Spanish, Arabic |
Subtitles: English
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1340. Sultan Yusuf I undertook the construction of the Alhambra to reflect the splendor of his civilization. His vizier, poet and visionary Ibn al Khatib, participates in this colossal project. This docudrama traces the life of al Khatib, mastermind of the Nasrid dynasty, in 1300. We witness of the reconstruction of the kingdom of Granada through the construction of its epicentre of power, the Alhambra.
Other festival:
Festival de Valladolid, Spain
Director Isabel Fernández
Author Isabel Fernández, Margarita Melgar
Production Isabel Fernández, Carles Brugueras Brugueras

In Partnership with


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Sunday, march 19, 2023, 07:00 p.m. — 09:00 p.m.


Isabel Fernández

Isabel Fernández

Isabel Fernández is an independent film director, scriptwriter, and producer, from Barcelona. Her documentaries have been on NTR, SVT, YLE, ORF, RTVE, and TV3 among others. His Father’s Son” received a Special Mention from the Jury at Prix Europa 2010. Her first feature documentary Long Distance Runners” (2014) was awarded Best Direction at Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival and Best Screenplay at Europe-Orient du Film Documentaire. Her short The Neighbor” (2015) won the Public Liberties & Human Rights Award at AJIDFF. She focuses on films that explore the borders of documentary and fiction, to foster social change.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
The city of tourists (2017)
The neighbor (2015)
The backyad (2015)
His father’s son (2010)
Mercè Rodoreda, secret life (2003)

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