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Sufi - Soldiers of Love
Year: 2013
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Werner Zips

A co-production by ORF/3sat, Werner Zips Filmproduktion in association with the Austrian Development Agency
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Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Format: 16:9

Sufi - Soldiers of Love

Sufi - Soldaten der Liebe

The Baye Fall belong to a Muslim fraternity in Senegal. They represent a form of Sufi Islam that is based on mysticism and asceticism. At the forefront is their love of God and their teacher, Ahmadou Bamba, the founder of their order. They see themselves as the exact opposite of the Islamic "preachers of hate" and like to call themselves "preachers of love". Religious tolerance as part of a multi-sectarian society and social solidarity above all with the poorest are among their most important guiding themes.
In their spirituality, the Sufi trance dances and their allegiance to the Mouride sheiks, they exhibit clear differences from other social and religious movements.

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