Adobe Towns

This trio of documentary films portraying Djenné in Mali, Shibam in Yemen and Yazd in Iran is devoted to the unique adobe architecture that dominates these three desert towns. It was developed in cooperation with the "Länder-Menschen-Abenteuer"-department of German TV-station SWR and ARTE. Each film describes the history, the cultural context, the knowledge, and the secrets of clay construction.

“Adobe Towns” is also about three very different kinds of living and expressing Islam:
- Djenné — Black Islam in West Africa, still very much influenced by animism.
- Yazd in Iran which is dominated by orthodox Shiites.
- Shibam in Yemen with an important teaching centre of Sunnite Islam nearby.

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