TAJALLI ◌ The Shahi Qawwals of Ajmer

TAJALLI ◌ The Shahi Qawwals of Ajmer

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
February 2018

“Tajalli”, a 36min short experimental documentary, is a fascinating and sonorous dive into the sacred and mesmerizing world of the sanctuary of the Sufi Saint Garib Nawaz in Ajmer, in the deserts of Rajasthan. The film traces the footsteps of the families of local Qawwals, who sing every day for passing pilgrims and the many spirits of the place. Telmon and Moon’s camera invites viewers into this extraordinary panorama, searching for possible miracles and conjuring new imaginations of faith and belief.

The film was made during a residency for the World Sacred Spirit Festival of Nagaur - the filmmakers were invited to document and collaborate with local Qawwali musicians, and to perform with them on stage at the end of the residency - you can see images of the show on www.petitesplanetes.earth/creations/tajalli

film - https://vimeo.com/474867263
outtake - https://vimeo.com/256314141

This film is part of a large documentary collection on Sufism around the world - contact us for more informations