The Journey

Start a huge, foolish project, like noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
- Rumi

A JUBILEE ARTS INITIATIVE

The Journey -
Rumi Recomposed

A Third Eye Production

Director:
Jamil Mawani
EDITING:
Jamil Mawani
CAMERA:
Jamil Mawani & Jashan Deol
VOICE:
Jamil Mawani
Poetry:
Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated:
Deepak Chopra & Coleman Barks
"A Gift of Love"
MUSIC:
Neil Richard Cross - Calm of East & Luke Richard - Call to Beroea
graphics:
Jashan Deol
ARCHITECT:
Bruno Freschi
Location:
Ismaili Centre Vancouver, BC
Special:
The Jubilee Arts Team, Aga Khan Council for Canada and the global Jamat. Third Eye Pro Vancouver & Nana's Kitchen for sponsorship. In honor of Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee Year and for his guidance.
Thanks:
Jalal Karim & Andy Nathani at 24 Frames. Mumtaz Karim, Shahla Kanji, Narlina Lalani, Nashir Mawani, Yasmin Mawani, Salima Kara, Mehak Lakhani, Andrew Sampson, Shamir Allibhai, Ali Alidina & Jay Shetty.
About the Director

Jamil Mawani is the creative director and owner of Third Eye Pro, a multimedia company bridging the gap between business owners and their marketing tools spanning from print design and web to producing videos and photography, all in house. Born and raised in Burnaby, BC in Canada, Jamil has become an active member is the Ismaili community. After battling testicular cancer, he pursued his passion for the arts, and now has over 15 years of experience in the multimedia industry. Inspired through film, Jamil and his team have captured hundreds of Ismaili weddings and community events while working closely with AKDN leaders in providing creative videos and designs for their projects. His company was one of two design agencies chosen for the Canadian Diamond Jubilee by the Aga Khan Council for Canada as was the video lead for BC during His Highness’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee visits. Jamil Mawani also sits on the board of directors for the Ismaili IT Association, while also helping his family manage Jambo Grill, a popular East African restaurant. After having the opportunity to attend the Heritage Development Program in East Africa during the Golden Jubilee year, Jamil’s passion to serve his community and share his experience is a duty he is fulfilling everyday. In light of the Diamond Jubilee and the Inaugural Jubilee Arts global program, Jamil has created a devotional video that has given him the strength to serve his community and has set the bar for the Jubilee Arts Film Festival. Preformed, captured, narrated and produced by Jamil Mawani, he introduces to you The Journey, Rumi Recomposed. 

 

behind the Scenes

With out a story board, with out a plan. Jamil Mawani had to act fast to make the deadline for the Jubilee Festival. His plan, “I showed up to the center with my camera, prayed for guidance and capture the beauty of this space.

Comments & Reviews

With over 50,000 online views and premiered across Canada and at the Jubilee Arts Film Festival in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018. People form all walks of life have been moved by this film. Share your comments with us!

"It truly is beautiful in its many dimensions. You have captured in imagery, sound, and poetry, the spirituality of the place.... the film is indeed Extraordinary, I was moved by it."
Bruno Freschi
Ismaili centre Vancouver architect
"Excellent!!!! Spirituality is a journey, as you go deep you will discover hidden meanings, that is seen in this short film"
Saleem Panjwani
Rumi Lover
"This film has the capacity to reach innumerable touch points in every part of the human experience, especially the timeless and spaceless aspects of ourselves, the magnificent soul we all inhabit"
Dr. Kara Sultana
Doctor
"You brought the ecstasy of our Jamat Khana, come to light in a way that we have not seen. Thank you!"
Yasmin K.
Journalist
"This film brought tears to my eyes... your recitation in combination with the background music along with perfect imaginary, is surreal. I speak Farsi and Arabic and very familiar with Rumi; the translation is super strong... I don't know if that makes sense, but I felt God's presence and his love all of a sudden tangible... well done!!!"
Raheil M.
Spiritualist
"I write to you to praise you foremost, my heart burst with pride when I see the incredible talent in our jamat and the calibre of their work....your work being of so much value to building the bridges to those who are confused about our faith and the infinite love we we are made of rather than hate...
... according to the Quran, this is what Paradise looks like! Your film not only enlightened my day, it also enlightened my Jubilee year!"
Karim J.
Community leader
"Wow!! Directed, acted, composed, spoken, filmed and edited by one talent and you hit all 4 creative prompts?! Way to represent yourself as an Ismaili in the Jubilee Arts Festival! Good Job!!!"
Salima K.
Journalist
I have to confess, I watched The Journey: Rumi Recomposed more than a number of times, I was mesmerized, helped and healed by the poetry of light, sound and images that you have put together. It is an incredible work and I am humbled to have had a chance to watch it.
Anonymous
Online Review
"This film is soo well produced and touched my heart on so many levels! Great poetry and an expression of love during this Diamond Jubilee Year!!"
Mehak Lakhani
TEAM Leader
I have to confess, I watched The Journey: Rumi Recomposed more than a number of times, I was mesmerized, helped and healed by the poetry of light, sound and images that you have put together. It is an incredible work and I am humbled to have had a chance to watch it.
Anonymous
Online Review
"This film touched my heart on so many levels! Great poetry and an expression of love during this Diamond Jubilee Year!!"5 Stars! Fantastic Job. Proud to have this film representing Canada in the International Film Festival!
Hussein
Online Review
A devotional masterpiece! I'm sure it will be highly acclaimed in the film industry. Thanks for sharing
Jayanth Shetty
TEchnology
This film is beautifully composed, the spoken poetry and cinematography truly brought this film to life.
Naushina Keily
CoUNSELLOR
A devotional masterpiece! I'm sure it will be highly acclaimed in the film industry. Thanks for sharing
Jayanth Shetty
TEchnology