I am a Sufi, I am a Muslim
Producer: Belgian Radio and Television
Year Released: 1994
Length: 52 minutes
This program introduces Sufism, a branch of Islam, which is much less well known in the West than some of the more fundamentalist forms that are frequently in the news. The program travels to India, Pakistan, Turkey, and Macedonia to explore exactly what is Sufism and observe how it is practices in various parts of the world today. Among the many aspects of Sufism featured in the video are the whirling dervishes of Turkey, who find God through ecstasy; ecstatic fakirs in Macedonia, where there is a big revival in popular Sufism; and the vital role of music in Sufism in India and Pakistan.The program also features Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, perhaps the most well-known performer of Qawali music.