Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilisation

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets


They wanted a central showcase film to bring to life some of the achievements of Muslim scientists over the centuries.

Starring Sir Ben Kingsley as Al-Jazari – a master engineer from the 13th Century – our film reveals the huge impact on the world that’s been made by the inventions and discoveries of Muslim inventors and scientists in the Golden Age of Islam.

This film won 26 international awards including golds at Cannes, London, Hamburg, New York & Chicago and had over 25 million views online.

The 1001 Inventions initiative is a global educational exhibition that promotes awareness of a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim civilisation.  Launched in London, the exhibition has travelled across the world and continues to achieve astounding success.