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Mali, 2000
52 min
The forgotten story of Sufist scholar Thierno Bokar - the spiritual father of the legendary Amadou Hampaté Bâ.
Revered Sufist Thierno Bokar, born in 1875 in Ségou, Mali, has been dubbed one of West Africa’s most influential Islamic mystic and thinkers, and is known today as the spiritual and intellectual father of his follwer Amadou Hampaté Bâ. He lived in the village of Bandiagara, a place where, sadly enough, half of the population seems to have forgotten that the ever existed, and the other half unwilling to acknowledge his importance and uninterested in his message of peace and mutual understanding.

Louise Decque’s documentary is inspired by Amadou Hampaté Bâ’s book about Thierno Bokar under whose influence he became the reknown writer and erudite known far beyond the borders of Mali and Africa.