[In Cities of Light] award-winning director Rob Gardner (Islam: Empire of Faith) takes us through the cycle of 700 years of extraordinary civilization in southern Spain, where religious tolerance and cultural diversity blossomed and wilted; where seeds of the Renaissance and the Holocaust were both planted; where possible met impossible.
Which is why Monem Salam had to do it.Well, proving a point wasn't the sole reason. Salam has dreamed of being a pilot since he was a boy in Pakistan. He was drawn to Bellingham Airport by the same force as everyone in his beginner's class. He wanted to touch the sky. [On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly]