Touba

TOUBA

Expected to Attend: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

NYC PREMIERE Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s observational film is a stunningly shot sensory immersion into the Grand Magaal, an annual Muslim pilgrimage which finds a million Sufis traveling to the holy Senagalese city of Touba to honor their ancestral leader and his code of non-violence. The three-day spectacle presents a unique and essential look at Islam—one highlighting its African context and free of a focus on conflict. Touba’s exquisite cinematography was recognized by the documentary jury at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Co-presented with The Trade Commission of Peru in New York & Prom Peru

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Official Site:
http://www.toubafilm.com/
On Twitter:
Toubathefilm
On Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ToubaDocumentary
Director:
ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI
Producer:
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cinematographer:
Scott Duncan
Editor:
Eric Hendricks
Music:
Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Running Time:
83 min.
Language:
Wolof, French & English
Country:
USA