SUFI ECSTASY: a journey through spiritual Egypt


Sheikh Nasser Khawatim, a farmer and Sufi mystic takes us on a journey from his home in Sohag, Egypt to the colourful four-day celebration of the Saint Sidi Abdel Reheem El Qinawi. The film briefly explores the cultural, social and spiritual relevance of the mawlid (Sufi festival) and its significance today within Egyptian and Islamic culture.

Directed by Yasmin Kamal
Commissioned by Mustafa Khalili
by Eliane Lazzaris