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Rumi: Poet of the Heart

Directed by Haydn Reiss
United States, 1998
Documentary

Synopsis

In 1244, Jelaluddin Rumi, a Sufi scholar in Konya, Turkey, met an itinerant dervish, Shams of Tabriz. A powerful friendship ensued. When Shams died, the grieving Rumi gripped a pole in his garden, and turning round it, began reciting imagistic poetry about inner life and love of God.

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Rumi: Poet of the Heart Directed by Haydn Reiss