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Saints and Spirits
Directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies
Produced by Elizabeth Fernea
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Through Aisha bint Muhammad, SAINTS AND SPIRITS explores the personal dimensions of Islam during three religious events in Morocco: the festive annual renewal of contact with spirits in Marrakech; the pilgrimage to the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, high in the Atlas Mountains; and the veneration of a new saint's shrine.

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"An aspect of Islam that few outsiders see, viewers in high school and college classes and public libraries intensively studying Islam andMorocco will find this ethnographic documentary a rare record of the beliefsof one group of Moroccan Muslims."—Booklist

"[SAINTS AND SPIRITS] is a visual experience, recommended for a greater understanding of Islam and Muslim culture."—Landers Film Reviews

"Well-shot and well-edited... especially valuable for its focus on women in Muslim society"—EFLA Evaluations

26 minutes / Color
Release: 1979
Copyright: 1979

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This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

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Subject areas:
Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Islam, Middle East, Morocco, Religion

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