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We Are The Baye Fall’ follows three extraordinary characters, all dreadlocked Senegalese Muslims identifying as Baye Fall, who join five million followers on a pilgrimage called The Grand Magal. Join our characters, Ami, Bara, and Bas, as they embark on a spiritual journey to the holy city of Touba, revealing a kaleidoscopic human spectacle almost completely unreported in the global press.

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We Are The Baye Fall: Pilgrimage of 5 Million in Senegal
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We Are The Baye Fall: Pilgrimage of 5 Million in Senegal

We Are The Baye Fall follows three extraordinary characters, all dreadlocked Senegalese Muslims identifying as Baye Fall, who join five million followers on a pilgrimage called The Grand Magal. Join characters, Ami, Bara, and Bas, as they embark on a spiritual journey to the holy city of Touba, revealing a kaleidoscopic human spectacle almost completely unreported in the global press. *French and English closed caption subtitles available Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures Modu, a learned Baye Fall who lives under a French colonial cannon on the former slave port of Gorée Island, narrates the fascinating history of The Grand Magal and the story of its founder, Cheikh Amadou Bamba. Bamba was a 19th Century spiritual icon who was banished from Senegal for leading a pacifist Muslim revolution calling for independence against the French. Bamba taught that the way to achieve self-sufficiency is to work hard to help other people. These lessons in non-violent community organisation are still vital to Senegalese identity to this day. The Grand Magal is a large-scale demonstration of this philosophy, as every single one of the five million who arrive to pay tribute to Bamba receive free food and accommodation, provided by the sweat, hard work and service of the Baye Fall. This annual event brings together an ever-expanding global movement, which offers an alternative way of living to individualist capitalism by putting the values of equality and unity into positive community action. *Correction* The Grand Magal commemorates Cheikh Amadou Bamba going into exile, not his return. *Note: All footage was shot before the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the pilgrimage will take place on the 6th October. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7934 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Visit our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/JourneymanPictures/ Emanuel Pictures – Ref. 7934 www.emanuelpictures.com

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