The Sufi Path| 14mins
Director: Chronis Pechlivanidis | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: Greece
The lights are dimmed. The men, women and teenagers gathered in the large living room close their eyes and rock back and forth to the beat of live music. As the tambourine and drums beat louder and faster, some members of the group climb to their feet. They begin to swirl slowly in circles and raise their hands to the ceiling. A few fall into trances. "You can somehow touch relaxation," says 22-year-old Mahsa, who believes that music and dance can provide a direct route to Allah. "It's a very special sensation, and you think your soul is flying, that somehow you're not in your body."
The Sufi Path documentary sheds light on one of the oldest spiritual paths of mankind and the world's most controversial religion.