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Editor:Vasarhelyi, Elizabeth Chai
City of publisher:Paris
Publisher:Cats & Dogs
Geographic term:Senegal
Muslim brotherhoods
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
About person:A?madu Bamba (c. 1850-1927)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjWkSmeFiQQ
Abstract:This documentary film chronicles the annual 'Grand Magal' pilgrimage of one million Sufi Muslims to the holy Senegalese city of Touba. This 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. His non-violent resistance to the French colonial persecution of Muslims in the late 19th century inspired a national movement and doctrine. Until this day, freedom of religious expression through pacifism is still practiced by millions of his followers. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]