understand Marfat through encounters with various Fakirs and their songs.
Awards Best Audiography and Best Editing, 54th National Awards World Premiere, IDFA, Amsterdam
ISHQ: DASTAN-E-SUFI, Murad Ali, 30’, PSBT
Sufism is the spiritual quest, the heart of Islam. It is founded on Ishq, the love between the saints and God, the Pir and his disciple – an excessive love that finds no boundaries. This film explores the growth of this movement from the twelfth century to the present day, and why it holds popular appeal today as a holistic way to living.
DISCUSSION FORUM (Panellists to be confirmed)
Madan Gopal Singh, Renuka Narayan
Muzaffar Ali, Syed Sadiq Sarvar Hussein
Nizami, Syed Salman Chishty, Murad Ali (Moderator)
AUTUMN IN THE HIMALAYAS, Malgorzata Skiba, 60’, PSBT
The story of a group of elderly Buddhist nuns from Ladakh (Western Tibet, part of India) and their dream nunnery. The nuns represent the last generation of unordained and uneducated women in robes, who lived silently in isolation of high mountains, neglected by religious and social system for centuries.
48th Krakow Film Festival, Krakow, Poland ECOFILMS International Films, Visual Arts Greece