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Looking for Muhyiddin


Nacer Khemir


180 minutes

Edited by:
Nacer Khemir, Abir Messaoud

In Arabic, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Turkish with English subtitles


"Without fear of exaggeration, I can honestly say that this is one of those rare films which
could change the course of history if only its ideas were studied and taken to heart."
— Chale Nafus, Director of Programming, Austin Film Society

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Available for online sale
Available for online sale

Part of a Journey to the Heart of Arab Culture
with Three New Films by Nacer Khemir

Language: André Miquel: An Encounter with the Arabic Language
Imagination: Scheherazade: Words Against Death
Faith: Looking for Muhyiddin

A man (played by the filmmaker Nacer Khemir) returns home to Tunisia to bury his mother. After the burial, his father gives him an "amana" to be handed to a certain Sheikh named Muhyiddin. Taken by his father's request, the man immediately sets out on an epic journey to find the long lost Sheikh and deliver the "amana." Throughout the trip, he is guided by a mysterious spiritual master and the many friends of the Sheikh he encounters along the way. As the adventure unfolds, we discover the rich life of this Sheikh and his uncompromising love for humanity. For under his teachings, different beliefs, faiths, and ways of life can only converge and become one. The more we learn about Sheikh Muhyiddin, the more we understand why he is venerated across cultures and continents. Looking for Muhyiddin is a deeply lyrical odyssey into the soul of Islam through the life and work of one of its beloved mystics: Ibn Arabi

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This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact [email protected] for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or [email protected] for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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