Retracing History: The Sindbad Voyage



Directed by: Films for the Humanities & Sciences

(54 mins) Sindbad the Sailor is one of the most famous characters from the Arabian Nights. This video shows the voyage of a ship built with traditional techniques. It sails 6,000 miles from Oman to India to China. Four actual Sindbad tales are woven into the account of the voyage, a device which serves to locate the stories geographically. The four tales are illustrated with miniatures.