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“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

Omar Sharif’s Final Film Now Available On iTunes

London, 10 July 2017: 1001 Inventions announced today the online release of the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” short film. The film starring Omar Sharif is a tribute to the memory of the legendary actor who died this day in 2015.

Omar Sharif takes the lead role in the partly-animated film that brings to life the fascinating story of Ibn al-Haytham. Considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’, Ibn al-Haytham made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. In the film, the brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would change our world forever.

The “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” film directed by Ahmed Salim stars Macey Chipping, voice over by Khalid Abdalla and features music composed and performed exclusively by Sami Yusuf. The film animation is created by UAE film makers Blink Studios.

The film is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO in 2015 that has engaged more than 30 million people around the world. 1001 Inventions led tribute events for Ibn al-Haytham at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, United Nations and the New York Academy of Sciences in New York, the China Science Festival in Beijing, the Royal Society in London, the Jordan Museum in Amman and in more than ten other cities around the world.

The high quality full film is now available on iTunes Store on the following link: http://apple.co/2sFI1lI and Sami Yusuf’s “Shine” music album on: http://apple.co/2tEUYxx.

“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 300 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.


“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

The Trailer

 ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

Trailer for the short film launching later this year: ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. “A journey of Science from Darkness into Light”. This trailer is for a short film by producer Ahmed Salim, starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, voice by Khalid Abdalla and music composed by Sami Yusuf. The film will be launched as part of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light 2015 and is produced by 1001 Inventions and the King Abdulaziz Center for World culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015.


New 1001 Inventions Short Film to World Premiere in Dubai 2015

“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

Ibn Al-Haytham film staring Omar Sharif ready for Dubai World Premier

Dubai – November 10, 2015: The legacy of renowned Egyptian actor Omar Sharif will be celebrated at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) this December through the world premiere screening of his last film, ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. Sharif, whose passing in July saddened the world of film and beyond, came out of retirement to support the short film from award-winning director and producer Ahmed Salim, which will be screened twice at this year’s DIFF. It forms the final part of the 15-strong line-up of films in the Muhr Gulf Shorts category at the Festival.


Omar Sharif’s final film dedicated to his legacy

“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released

Actor Omar Sharif’s final film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” has been dedicated to his legacy. 

Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Omar Sharif, who died on Friday 10 July 2015 in a Cairo hospital following a heart attack, still has one more film to be released later this year. British organisation 1001 Inventions is producing a short film that will be the last film for the late actor. Sharif’s leading role in the educational short film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” was his final performance.


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