The "Mezquita," the Great Mosque of Cordoba.
The "Out of Cordoba" crew at The Alhambra, Granada, Spain.
Yale University Prof. Maria Rosa Menocal, author of "The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain," and Executive Producer Jose Antonio Hergueta, at the Alhambra.
Jacob Bender interviewing Dr Mansur Escudero of Junta Islamica, Almadovar, Spain. Dr Escudero and Junta Islamica issued a "fatwa" against Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda after the bombings of the Madrid train station in 2005.
Jacob Bender and Miguel A. Moratinos, Foreign Minister of Spain, in Madrid. On the wall behind them are portraits of Averroes and Maimonides.
Statues of Averroes (left) and Maimonides in Cordoba.
Jacob Bender and Andre Azoulay, Moroccan Jew and Senior Advisor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in the Royal Palace in Rabat.
"Out of Cordoba" cinematographer Leif Karpe filming an interview with Prof. Mohammed Arkoun at the Institute of the Arab World in Paris.
Professor Michael Barry of Princeton University lecturing in Venice, Italy, about the history of images of Averroes in Christian art of the Italian Renaissance.
The earliest known portrait of Averroes (from Padua, Italy, early 14th c.), shows Averroes in equal conversation with an ancient Greek philosopher. (Courtesy Bridgeman Art Library.)
"The Three Philosophers" by Venetian Renaissance painter Giorgione (1509). The painting shows a middle-aged Averroes standing between an elderly Aristotle (left) and a young Christian humanist (right). The painting is proof of the great esteem with which Christian intellectuals in Italy held Averroes, the Muslim from Cordoba. (Courtesy Bridgeman Art Library.)
Cinematographer Leif Karpe in Venice.
A statue of a Muslim merchant in the Campo di Mori (Square of the Moors) in Venice, Italy, a lasting testament to Muslim influence in the Venetian Renaissance.
The "Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Seminar for Human Rights" at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Egypt. Eight hundred years after his death, Averroes has become an inspiration for Arab and Muslim reformers and human rights activists.
The Ben Ezra Synagogue, Old Cairo, Egypt. In was here in 1897 that the "Cairo Geniza" was discovered, a treasure-trove of thousands of long-hidden medieval Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts.
Maimonides' signature on one of the manuscripts found in the "Cairo Genizah."
Cinematographer Leif Karpe at an abandoned Jewish cemetery in Cairo.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights, participating in a Palestinian protest against the "Seperation Wall."
The grave of Maimonides in Tiberias, Israel. At Orthodox Jewish demand, a barrier has been place down the middle of the grave, separating the area into spaces for men and women.
Cinematographer Leif Karpe filming an original Maimonides manuscript at the Hebrew Univeristy Library, Jerusalem.
Jacob Bender with Rev. David Burrell, Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame Universitiy, in the Old City of Jerusalem.