Video — 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; all regions.DVD video.
Marabouts, Islamic Sufi religious leaders, are ubiquitous in Senegal and throughout West Africa. In the streets of Dakar, images of sainted marabouts from the past are ubiquitous, and living marabouts have a considerable amount of influence over the approximately 90% of Senegalese who follow the most mystical and syncretic of Islam's traditions. The film shows us three followers of the Murid movement and how their religious beliefs influence their secular lives--and vice-versa--before events culminate in all three taking a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Touba.