Contents of the ‘Documentaries’ category in chronological order.

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Interview, PBS, Lucky Severson (USA) ·· incomplete

How much are you guided by your faith? Is your faith everything?

Yes. I wouldn’t be guided by anything else. I wouldn’t understand that.

So every minute of every day, you’re guided by your faith?

Well, the faith has 1400 years of tradition. It has been exposed to so many different situations that there’s practically no human situation unknown to it, although science is changing things today.

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Veronika Hofer Documentary and Interview, ‘His Highness the Aga Khan: A Life’s Work’ (France, Germany) ·· missing

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Interview featured in PBS/E2 Series’ ‘A Garden in Cairo’ (USA) ·· incomplete

There is an often quoted ayat [of the Qur’an] which says that you should leave the world in a better environment than you found it. You have a responsibility of legacy of God’s creation of the world, to improve that legacy from generation to generation. So there’s an ethical premise to it.

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Interview (with an unidentified media outlet) featured in AKDN’s ‘Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: A Profile of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’ (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) ·· incomplete

What I’m hoping to achieve [with restoration of historic sites] is the notion that these historic sites are potential economic and social dynamos. They are not frozen, paralysed, historic assets. They are assets that can actually contribute to the quality of life of the people who live in those contexts.

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Documentary and Interview, ‘Pacemakers: A Man of the World – The Aga Khan’ (London, United Kingdom) ·· incomplete

What I wanted to do was to avoid turning [the Costa Smeralda development] into a business prospect, where one got everything out of it possible. I wanted to try to contain the development to make something really attractive, as far as one’s own judgement can do that, and avoid having the place completely swamped. We are trying here to stay in the background in the tradition of the island as far as possible….

The construction which will go with this tourism must justify industries, people coming to work here. They were all originally farmers or cattle breeders in the area and were scratching a living out of a land which was practically barren. Now with tourists as a reason for the income of money, the local population have regular salaries, their means of communication have improved, at least they all have now scooters and cars, they dress better, they have electricity in their houses and many modern facilities which I honestly don’t think could have been dreamt of before this project was started.

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Time-Life’s Documentary and Interview, ‘The Living Camera: The Aga Khan’ (USA) ·· missing

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