A journey towards enlightenment.

This is a visual poem about the journey towards enlightenment of a group of Turkish Sufis. Sufism is a spiritual path (Tarikat) that is mainly practiced in the Middle East and North Africa. The film is a visual poem of a journey towards enlightenment. Called by a mystic dream, Derya finds herself among souls steeped in the Islamic Sufi tradition. They join in hypnotic movements and stirring rhythms, dissolving into an ocean of silence.

Release date
October 2015 (Netherlands)
Production company
Netherlands Film Academy

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The film Tarikat is the winner of the VPRO documentary award (2015), the KNF best film academy production award (2015), and the Wild Card price for the short documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht/NL).