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Title Qudad : reinventing a tradition / Anonymous Productions presents ; a film by Caterina Borelli ; directed and produced by Caterina Borelli
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2003]
copyright 2003
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (approximately 58 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary The conservation team of one of the most important monuments in Yemen, the 16th century ?Amiriya Madrasa in Rada, chose to revive the practice of mixing and applying qudad since it covers most of the surface of the building. In doing so, they not only used the same techniques as originally used in the construction, but also trained a new generation of masons. This film portrays the qudad work at the Àmiriya as narrated by the workers themselves
Notes Dates vary on container & disc label (2004, 2005)
History of the building and its preservation published in the book: The 'Amiriya in Rada by Selma al-Radi. Oxford University Press, 1997
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Subject ʻAmiriya Madrasah.
Islamic architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Yemen (Republic) -- Ridāʻ.
Building materials -- Yemen (Republic)
Construction workers -- Yemen (Republic) -- Ridāʻ -- Interviews.
Limestone -- Yemen (Republic)
Madrasahs -- Conservation and restoration -- Yemen (Republic) -- Ridāʻ.
Ridāʻ (Yemen) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Al-Radi, Selma M. S.
Borelli, Caterina.
Al-Radi, Selma M. S. ʻAmiriya in Radaʻ
Anonymous Productions.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)