Salonga National Park is Africa’s biggest rainforest. Its surface is larger than Belgium, the Congo’s former colonial ruler. An estimated 80,000 elephants once roamed Salonga’s forests. After decades of poaching, only elephants 1,800 remain, but the forest is largely intact GNV travels to the heart of Salonga, to see how rangers and conservationists are trying to save this biological treasure. A film by Olivier Grancher, Katya Katondolo, Andrew Tkach and Patrice Citera.
In October 2017, Prince Aly Muhammad visited the north of Pakistan to learn more about the effects of natural disasters. Close to Home, written, directed, and narrated by Prince Aly, is the personal account of his discussions with the communities in the region and how the Aga Khan Development Network is partnering with them to find solutions to the problems caused by natural disasters.
The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt's Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
Co-produced by and featuring interviews with Prince Hussain, Beacons of Hope focuses on the interaction between ecosystems and species found in the waters off the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico.
The recent rapid growth in artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning, as well as changes in the structure of work, have generated numerous questions about what the future of work will look like. The pandemic has accelerated a number of these changes in ways that would have been difficult to imagine. Understanding the challenges and opportunities these developments present us with will help us prepare for our participation in the future of work. This week on Summer Reflections, we revisit a riveting conversation between Ali Velshi and Zain Velji as they explore The Future of Work and how the Jamat can prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Soday-e-Ishq, written by Aziz Allah Barzgar and performed by members of the Jamat from Iran. The song explores notions of yearning, search, and seeking the love of the divine.
"What are the strategies employed by Watamu’s Turtle Watch to save endangered sea turtles: promote alternative livelihoods in an area that is severely overfished, pay fishermen who return turtles they inadvertently caught in their nets, clean plastic debris from beaches before it's ingested, and relocate turtle nests from heavily trafficked beaches to more secluded spots. It’s part of Turtle Watch’s comprehensive community-based conservation model. A film by Thuku Kariuki.
Pangolins are toothless, gentle creatures that feed on insects using their tongue. Unfortunately for pangolins, their protective scales are made of keratin, just like the rhinos’ horns. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, pangolin scales command a black market price of $6000 a kilogram. Up to 2.5 million pangolins are trafficked to Asia every year, where their meat is also considered a delicacy. In Kenya, pangolins can be found in the Massai Mara, Tsavo, and Samburu reserves. But they won’t be around much longer if nothing is done to save the world’s most trafficked mammal. A film by Samuel Waweru & Humphrey Odhiambo.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA are pleased to present Abraham: Out of One, Many a virtual artistic exploration on living harmoniously in today’s world, inspired by Abraham, the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary Middle Eastern artists from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. The featured artists include Iraqi-American artists Sinan Hussein, Qais Al Sindy, and renowned contemporary Jewish artist Shai Azoulay.
This week on Summer Reflections, we revisit a special lecture held at the Ismaili Centre Toronto in September 2019. Drawing on his own experience as a researcher, academic, and senior administrator, University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Santa J. Ono discusses how servant leadership can help faith and science co-exist at the modern secular university. Following his talk, Dr. Ono sits down with Wilfrid Laurier University President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy for a moderated discussion.
An Ismaili TV Original series for the Farsi and Dari speaking Jamats. This program will explore the life of the Ismaili community during the time when Imamat's seat was in Kathak and Anjudan based on manuscripts and inscriptions. این برنامه به بررسی زندگی جامعه‌ی اسماعیلی در دوران استقرار امامان اسماعیلی در انجدان و کهک مبتنی بر نسخ خطی و سنگ‌نوشته‌ها می‌پردازد. Ин барнома ба баррасии зиндагии ҷомеъаи исмоъилӣ дар даврони истиқрори имомони исмоъилӣ да Анҷудон ва Каҳак мубтанӣ бар нусхаҳои хаттӣ ва сангнавиштаҳо мепардозад.
The Ismaili is pleased to present a rendition of Allah Hoo, the famous qawwali popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performed here by Fitoor. The genre of Muslim devotional music known as qawwali was founded in the 13th century. It fuses lyrical repetition and remembrance and combines Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indic musical traditions.
Focus on the importance of Islamic architecture and how it has evolved over the years. Additionally, discuss how Islamic architecture interacts with culture and society and stress the role of human agency in shaping that interplay on 12 November 2020.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In conversation with two talented musicians as we explore their musical journey from inspiration to creation. Hafeez Jamal, who goes by the stage name Kaeni, and Zaheed Damani, singer, and composer, will share their journeys as musicians, their process for developing devotional music, and their experiences performing before Mawlana Hazar Imam.
They have a fearsome reputation in Kenya, but crocodiles are now being raised by the tens of thousands for the international skin trade. The Tana River Delta’s traditional communities are allowed to harvest the eggs, which are then grown by Mombasa's and Malindi’s booming crocodile farms. But is the community benefiting from the trade, and who is looking out for the animals’ well being? A film by by Raabia Hawa.
This Afsaana 'Jee Aya Saheb' is written by a critically acclaimed writer of the Urdu Language, Saadat Hassan Manto. Manto’s own life mirrored the characters he portrayed in his famous short stories, sketches, and his powerful non-fiction. This Afsana valiantly attempts to raise the impenetrable curtain from a critical societal dilemma. It adequately describes the social evil of the class system of the so-called Elites, who torment and suppress underprivileged servants steering them towards imminent mental disorders.

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