Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change

Video: Islamic gardens as catalysts for change

The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” covers the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

The film explores their significance and the reasons for creating and revitalizing parks and gardens, including their role as spiritual and communal spaces, in environmental stewardship, their capacity to act as springboards for economic development, and their role as educational spaces to teach about the rich diversity and heritage of Muslim cultures and civilizations. The film looks at the numerous park and garden projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, as well as those found in the Ismaili Centres and many other spaces globally, with a special focus on the three projects opened during the Diamond Jubilee year of Mawlana Hazar Imam: the Sunder Nursery in India, the Islamic Gardens at Kings Cross at the Aga Khan Centre in London, and the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.