Ismael: The Last Guardian

Over 500 years ago, driven out by the Spanish Inquisition, Ismael Diadié’s ancestors left Al-Andalus for Timbuktu. They were guardians of an ancient Islamic library, a legacy of over 12,000 scientific, poetic and religious manuscripts, which they wanted to protect at all cost. But in 2012, Ansar al Din salafist fighters and their al Qaeda allies surrounded Diadié’s house and threatened to destroy his library. Desperate to save the manuscripts, Diadié returns to Granada…


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 55 mins
  • Production: EL SOTANO
  • Director: MIRYAM PEDRERO
  • Available Versions: ENG, ESP
  • Country of production: Spain


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