The Journey - Rumi Recomposed
A Jubilee Arts Initiative
The Journey - Rumi Recomposed
Jamil Mawani
Jalaluddin Rumi
Deepak Chopra, Coleman Barks
Jamil Mawani
Jamil Mawani
Jamil Mawani & Jashon Deol
Jamil Mawani
Jashon Deol
Neil Richard Cross - Calm of East & Luke Richard - Call to Beroea
Bruno Freschi
Ismaili Centre Burnaby, BC, Canada

This devotional masterpiece called “The Journey” is visual poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi and the space at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, B.C. It is inspired by the creative prompts of devotion, aspiration, legacy and time for the Jubilee Arts Festival. In this poem, Rumi has expressed his love for the divine so deep that his poetry only scratches the surface. It has been translated by Deepak Chopra and recomposed by Jamil Mawani to express the love for Mawla. This film represents the experience one would feel in the house of prayer, where the hidden messages in the poetry are revealed through the architecture. Look for the diamond shapes and you will count well over 60.
The symbol used in the title of the film is the Arabic letter Ba (ب) which is equivalent to the letter ‘B’ in the English alphabet. It is the first letter in every part of our Dua and contains the secret to the whole Quran. The dot is the symbol of creation and represents Hazart Ali. This point is the beginning and end of everything. Just like any great poetry or art, you will discover something new each time you watch this. The camera and lens, through lighting and space, makes this piece timeless. This film will bring to you inspiration and enlightenment, and you will re-discover the Ismaili Centre Burnbay in a new light. Enjoy the film and let it take you away.

Related Films
“Mawla” – by Tazneem Tarmohamed
Written & Performed by Tazneem Tarmohamed – BC Winner Song Category
Dance by Alyssa Amarshi – BC Winner Dance Category
Film  “The Journey” by Jamil Mawani – BC Winner Film Category
Directed by Jamil Mawani
Edited by Andrew Sampson
Camera by Jamil Mawani, Jashon Deol, Andrew Sampson
Location: The Ismaili Centre Burnaby
Tasmiya Concert – Ismaili Centre Burnaby
Tasmiya Productions is a group of artist from different backgrounds, united through music. They are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Tasmiya had the honor of being part of music directors Salim & Suleman Merchants Diamond Jubilee Tribute “Jubilee Mubarak”, alongside many other artists such as Shariq Lalani from the USA called “Shukranlillah”.
Wajhu: The Glimpse, is a two-hour long production, which initiates a journey of Intezar, and yearnings for the Glimpse of the Imam. The journey involves expressions of love and gratitude through Ginanas, Qasidas, Quranic Ayats, Sufi literature, and Zikr. Here is a “glimpse” of this production. Enjoy!
About The Director

Jamil Mawani

Jamil Mawani is the creative director and owner of Third Eye Productions, a multimedia company helping businesses market and network through digital media and print, for over a decade. Jamil has been inspired through film and has captured hundreds of Ismaili weddings, community events while working closely with AKDN leaders in providing creative videos for their projects. His company is one of two design agencies for the Canadian Diamond Jubilee as well is the video lead for BC. Jamil Mawani also sits on the board of Directors for the Ismaili IT Association, while also helping his family at Jambo Grill. Jamil has created a devotional video that has given him the strength to serve his community. He introduces to you The Journey, Rumi Recomposed a devotional masterpiece.

Festival Dates
Jubilee Arts Film Festival BC at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby in BC, Canada
Winner of the BC Jubilee Arts Film Festival in the 5 min category. This film was presented to a special audience over the course of 2 days at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby. The Journey Premiered in the very same place in which the film was captured with a surprise screening at Lions Gate Headquarters Jamatkhana
National Jubilee Arts Festival at the Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre in Toronto, Canada
Winner of the Canadian Jubilee Arts Film Festival in the 5 min category and was presented at the Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre in Toronto, Canada. Competing amongst all regions across Canada, The Journey truly was a devotional masterpiece amongst the viewers.
Jubilee Arts International Film Festival at the Cinema NOS Vasco da Gama in Lisbon, Portugal
Official Selection of the Jubilee Arts International Film Festival present at the Cinema NOS Vasco da Gama in Lisbon, Portugal. Over the course of 4 days, the film was presented twice each day with a Q&A session on the last day with a live audience. This film was highly rated amongst viewers and left most of the audience in tears.
IVC Gala Event at Westwinds Jamat Khana, Calgary
We had the honor to present our film to all the hard working IVC Volunteers in Calgary at the Westwinds JK to reflect on the Diamond Jubilee year.
TedEd Club Event at Richmond Jamat Khana, BC
Our film and poetry was completely in line with their theme and title ``illuminate``. With inspiring word from Rumi, the Journey Film was honored to showcase this film to the young students who attended.

"Film, especially in today's world, of constant communication and social media, is an important if not, the best way to send a message but also to physically show something that matters."

Prince Aly Muhammad - July 9th, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal at the Jubilee Arts International Film Festival
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