MYSTIC MASS

MASSE MYSTIQUE

By Karim HAROUN

NEMESIS FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

An exploration of human masses, how they form then dissolve, through the description of the Ashoura ceremony.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, LEBANON
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karim HAROUN
    • Writer(s)
    • Karim HAROUN
    • Producer(s)
    • Karim HAROUN (Nemesis Films), Marina KLIMOFF (Nemesis Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Every year, thousands of Shia gather in the town of Nabatiyyeh, Lebanon, to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, killed in battle 1,434 years ago.
      They take part in very long processions, self- flagellation and self-mutilation, and reenact the martyrdom of Imam Hussein with their own blood and flesh.
      MYSTIC MASS documents the ceremony, and provides an exhaustive description of how the mass forms, how it reaches the highest levels of mysticism, and how it dissolves - all in 24h.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2012
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