Of all the pages here on Candlelight Stories, the page devoted to the tales of the Arabian Nights is the single most popular. I love to post about these fantastic and free-wheeling adventures. Here’s a wonderful BBC documentary that communicates not only the far-flung and enduring history of the tales, but also the wild sense of imagination allowed to roam freely. Reading the Arabian Nights gives one a sense of how brilliant, winding, layered and abandoned literature can be.
Photographer and award-winning filmmaker Alessandro Cima offers photography that moves freely between art and documentary. He also produces original short films and writing that covers a wide range of creative expression.
You will also find a collection of original games and animations, some of which are kid-friendly. Then there are the original audio stories for children and the illustrated tales that first found an audience for this site.
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