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Dear Bawa Muhaiyaddeen at the Somerville Public Library

Posted by boston.com  February 21, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Somerville Public Library:

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library we are pleased to host a screening of the documentary Dear Bawa Muhaiyaddeen by filmmakers Kythe Heller and Peter McMurray. 
 
Description: How can one film something that cannot be seen? Unlike traditional documentaries, which typically view religious experience as a metaphor for something else--whether socially or psychologically construed--this experimental film explores religion on its own terms by engaging the formal possibilities of filmmaking to consider the contemporary Sri Lankan Sufi teacher M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and the trans-national and inter-religious community that has grown up around him in the U.S. and Sri Lanka.
 
Following the screening, filmmaker Kythe Heller will lead a discussion.  This event is free and all are welcome to attend. 
 
This program is part of our ongoing Muslim Journeys series, which is made possible by a Muslim Journeys grant awarded to the Library by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.  We are grateful for their generosity!  

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