[Cities of Light] blends expert "talking heads," with masterful recreations, film footage of breathtaking Islamic architecture and scenes of Spain itself for a highly accessible and supremely satisfying mix. It may seem strange to say MUST SEE TV is a documentary about Islamic Spain so many centuries ago — but it is just that.
The Moderate Voice
The official theme of this fascinating documentary, [Cities of Light] is how "greed, fear and intolerance" along with "puritanical judgments and absolutism" destroyed a multicultural paradise of the Middle Ages. The subtheme is that Muslims, Jews and Christians can all live together happily if they try.