When the PBS Smithsonian World series decided to include a one-hour program introducing Americans to one of the world's great religions and civilizations, the executives asked Steve York to produce the film.
York spent two months in Egypt and acquired footage from a dozen other Islamic countries to produce Islam, the story of the life of the Prophet Mohammed, the revelation of the Koran, the basics of Muslims belief, and the important traditions observed by Muslims everywhere.
The film also explores the rapid spread of Islam, its cultural, artistic and scientific contributions to world history, and the ferment in Islamic societies today.
Aired on PBS in 1987
Gold Medal, International Film & TV Festival of New York