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Crowded with Voices

Crowded with Voices
with commentary by Nicole Triche
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"Crowded with Voices" is an experimental animated short inspired by the poetry of the Sufi mystic poet Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). The film is intended as a tribute to Rumi’s teachings and art that appealed to people of many faiths in his lifetime and united them at his funeral. Rumi’s message of love, tolerance and acceptance is as relevant as ever in our era of high-speed connectivity, nuclear weapons, global pandemics, terrorism and large-scale natural disasters. The central visual motif of the film is an image of a whirling dervish whose revolving motion is in harmony with the motion of the smallest particles in nature and the largest galaxies in the universe.