2014 Edition's Long Documentary

Touba

Touba

  • 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.

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