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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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