Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic & Historical Film Festival 2020 | Special Virtual Edition


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As a teenager, Chris abruptly abandoned his dream of becoming a fighter pilot of the US Navy to join a colourful yet reclusive Sufi sect led by the mysterious Turkish-Cypriot Sheikh Nazim. He then harbors a new dream of becoming an Islamic scholar. But the Sheikh has other, maybe grander, plans for him. A decade and half later, Chris, now known as Alauddin, lives in Germany, happily married to Fatima, the wife the Sheikh advised him to marry when he was 17, and working as a cook in the Sheikh’s restaurant. But despite his apparently problem-free lifestyle, Alauddin has begun to question whether the destiny alluded to by the Sheikh will ever materialize. He travels to Cyprus, the Shiekh’s home and spiritual headquarters, to find out.

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    51 minutes
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  • Director
    Yeliz Shukhri
  • Screenwriter
    Simon Bachelli
  • Producer
    Stavros Papageorghiou
  • Executive Producer
    Tetraktys Films
  • Co-Producer
    Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus