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