We are very happy to announce the release of original and high-quality material about Uzbekistan in the framework of the unique art project “In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta”.
In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta – is an art research project built together with UNESCO, Misk Art Institute and National Geographic to recreate the journey of the legendary traveler of the XIV century Ibn Battuta. Like the travels of the famous Ibn Battuta the project aims to reflect the diversity of Islamic cultures today. The al-Safar project strongly believes in fighting prejudice and narrow viewpoints through a humanistic and artistic approach that emphasizes the diversity of Islamic cultures and societies.
Through the eyes of photographer Yan Bighetti de Flogny al-Safar’s team captures what a Berber traveller’s journey might be like today.
One of the last stops of the three year expedition to 38 countries was Uzbekistan- one of the most important checkpoints of the famous silk road. The shooting was organized with the support of the Uzbekistan national film commission and the State Committee for Tourism Development with Nikita Makarenko as Executive producer.
You can track the trip on their website: alsafarproject.org or on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/alsafarproject/) where all materials will be published soon.