TAC International Film and Video Festival Yvan's Masterpiece


Yvan at work     The finished mihrab



To prove his abilities and to be accepted as a Compagnon du Tour de France, Yvan Vigouroux, stonemason with the Center for Alexandrian Studies, must produce a masterwork. He chooses to create an element of ancient Islamic architecture: a mihrab. While leading us through the different phases of this venture- research, computer generated design, stonecarving and assembly of the mirhab itself–he reflects upon the job of a stonemason and the deeper meaning of the apprenticeship.





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Length: 13:07 min.
Country: Egypt
Language: English
Producer: Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines
Producers Web site: http://www.cealex.org
Distributor: Harpocrates Publishing / Jean-Yves Empereur
Distributor Web site: http://www.harpocrates.com.eg/
Copyright: 2005 by Center for Alexandrian Studies (Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines)



Festival Screenings and Awards:

Thessaloniki, Greece
Prix d'Encouragement, La Réunion, France
Rovereto, Italy
Irun, Spain