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The Resource The dervishes of Kurdistan, directed and produced by Brian Moser

The dervishes of Kurdistan, directed and produced by Brian Moser

Label
The dervishes of Kurdistan
Title
The dervishes of Kurdistan
Statement of responsibility
directed and produced by Brian Moser
Title variation
Dervishes of Kurdistan
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A community of Kurds residing in Iran on the border with Iraq forms the subject of this film. Many of the inhabitants of the community are refugees from Kurdish areas of Iraq and the villagers are Qadiri Dervishes -- followers of an ecstatic mystical cult of Islam. The unusual manifestations of the Qadiri Dervish faith are explored in this film, both in the context of religious ceremonies and everyday life, with the main focus on the spiritual and temporal power wielded by their leader, Sheikh Hussein. For the Durvishes, Hussein is the direct representative of Allah and, therefore, by serving the Sheikh they are also serving God. In rituals presided over by him they have the power to carry out acts which would normally be harmful, such as having electricity passed through their bodies, eating glass, handling poisonous snakes and skewering their faces. The film includes interviews, not only with members of the cult, but also with the local mullah (representative of orthodox Islam), in an attempt to explore the difference between those two manifestations of the same faith. The film is visually compelling, especially the sequences showing religious celebration and ceremony
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded in Baiveh, Iran
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1935-
  • 1940-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bulūkbāshī, ʻAlī
  • Singer, André
  • Moser, Brian
  • Sheppard, John
Runtime
59
Series statement
  • Disappearing world
  • Ethnographic video online, volume 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qādirīyah
  • Dervishes
  • Sufism
  • Kurds
  • Iran
Target audience
general
Label
The dervishes of Kurdistan, directed and produced by Brian Moser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2193670/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880254
Video recording format
other
Label
The dervishes of Kurdistan, directed and produced by Brian Moser
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2193670/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880254
Video recording format
other

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