Love is a Verb

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7:00 PM, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Location: West Seattle, WA (click for map)

A film about a worldwide social movement of Sufi-inspired Muslims. The movement is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service. It is also called the Gulen Movement, after its leader, Fethullah Gulen, whom Time magazine named one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.

Among the people you’ll meet in the movie are teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war, a Sufi conductor of an orchestra of children whose parents were once at war with each other, Turkish doctors in Somalia who are putting their lives at risk in a place other relief organizations have deemed too dangerous.

“This movement is not about individual enlightenment; [it] is about making the world a better place. But while making the world a better place . . . this altruism is also transformative.” (Marcia Hermansen, Director of Islamic World Studies, Loyola University of Chicago)

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 55 minutes

Director: Written, directed, and produced by Terry Spencer Hesser

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