“Touba” reveals a face of Islam essential in these divisive times. It chronicles the Grand Magaal pilgrimage of 1 million Sufi Muslims to the holy city of Touba, Senegal. This observational film takes us inside the Mouride Brotherhood: one of Africa’s most elusive organizations. Pilgrims travel from all over the world to pay homage to the life and teachings of Cheikh Amadou Bamba. His non-violent resistance to French colonial persecution in the late 19th century inspired a national movement: freedom of religious expression through pacifism. These are lessons the world can learn.
|Running Time:||83 min.|
|Subject(s):||African Cinema and Culture, Colonialism, Ethnography, History, Immigration and Migration, Religion and Spirituality|
|Producer(s):||Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi|
|Production Company:||Little Monster Films|