Possessed by Djinn

Possessed by Djinn

Downloadable Video - 2015
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The belief in demons, or “djinn,” is an aspect of Islamic culture that is open to interpretation. In a subjective investigation of this controversial topic, POSSESSED BY DJINN follows the true story of Aya, a four-year-old Jordanian girl killed by her father in the belief that she was possessed.. As the director investigates this case, she finds herself on a journey into an obscure world of ritual and tradition. Her intriguing, disturbing, encounters along the way with both djinn exorcists and the possessed, reveal some of her society's contradictions and ultimately force her to confront fears and demons of her own. POSSESSED BY DJINN is an intimate, undercover, evocative, and dreamlike documentary, which opens a window into the subconscious in Islamic culture.. Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.. "POSSESSED BY DJINN functions best as a look into the dark corners of religion and myth told in a literate, personal, and analytical fashion all at the same time." - Toronto Film Circle
Publisher: Torch Films, 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (74 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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