Here are some interesting facts about the production of Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain.
- Filming took place over a period of 18 months.
- The re-enactments were filmed in studio facilities in Lithuania, one of the most cost-effective locations in Europe.
- Filming included extensive shooting of art, landscapes, and architecture in Spain.
- A team computer animated art from major museums through scanned color transparencies for color and detail accuracy.
- The film uses three-dimensional high-color map imagery throughout the story to enhance viewers’ understanding of the migratory paths various groups and individuals took to reach Spain, as well as to highlight geographical events.
- Cities of Light was filmed in High Definition.
- The film features a commissioned original musical score, which incorporates Christian, Muslim and Jewish music themes of that time period, presented in the style of a modern cinematic score.
- The film received an endorsement from The World Economic Forum, whose Council of 100 Leaders on West-Islamic World Dialogue (C-100) chose interfaith screenings of the film as a priority project.
- The Cities of Light broadcast is accompanied by a grassroots dialogue campaign, called the 20,000 Dialogues.