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The Strong Women of Touba - Emancipation and Islam in Senegal
Year: 2015
Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.

Directed by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch und Werner Zips

Produced by Werner Zips Film in association with ORF

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9

The Strong Women of Touba - Emancipation and Islam in Senegal

Die starken Frauen von Touba - Emanzipation und Islam im Senegal

In these times in particular, Islam is generally associated with irreconcilability and terror -- wrongly: Many millions of Muslims live peacefully on this earth and want nothing to do with sectarian violence. This film shows how Islam is lived in Senegal: deeply peacefully and women-friendly. According to the Sufi ideals, men and women represent the two halves of the heart of their faith, as Baye Demba, the ambassador of the leading Baye Fall and Yaye Fall Cheikh Ndiguel, puts it, "Sufism is the heart of Islam. This is not about dogma, but about the essence of love. This has to do with nothing but pure spirituality. Baye Fall and Yaye Fall Cheikh Ndiguel are concerned with the essence of love, the heart of Sufism. With men and women.
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