2014 Edition



Section: Long Documentary

Country: Senegal | USA

Production Year: 2013

Runtime: 82 Minutes

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Screenwriter: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Cinematographer: Scott Duncan

Editor: Eric Hendricks

Music Composer: Jean-Philippe Rykiel

Print Source: samantha.m.knowles@gmail.com

Synopsis: Touba reveals a different face of Islam, one which is so essential to these divisive times. The film chronicles the annual Grand Magaal pilgrimage of one million Sufi Muslims to the holy Senegalese city of Touba. This dynamic and immersive observational film takes us inside the Mouride Brotherhood--one of West Africa’s most elusive organizations and one of the world’s largest Sufi communities. The pilgrims travel from all over the world to pay homage to the life and teachings of Cheikh Amadou Bamba.