The film is a visual poem of a journey towards enlightenment. Called by a mystic dream, Derya finds herself among souls steeped in the Islamic Sufi tradition. They join in hypnotic movements and stirring rhythms, dissolving into an ocean of silence
Jasmijn Schrofer (1992) has a love for documentary film and dance. If her films were to be described she would say ‘desire’ or ‘visual poetry’. Her graduation film Tarikat is the product of this coalition. It has been recognised with four awards: the Cinedans Festival Jury Award 2016, the KNF-prize from the Dutch Film Critics, the VPRO documentary prize and the Wildcard prize.
Selected: Tarikat (2015)