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Religion of the World

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Three part series about religious minorities in Turkey
ORF – Religionen der Welt, 2005

Alevies
5 min. 2005

A brief look at the Turkish minority group called the Alevies.
We see them on a day of celebration and find out about their tradition.

Mevlevi
5 min. 2005

A brief overview of the Turkish Mevlevi Order and ita impact on electronic music as performed by Canadian/Turkish artist Mercan Dede. We see how the performance of the Whirling Dervishes is moving forward with modern times and how a young generation in Istanbul think about its influence and the Turkish society as a modern democracy.

Yezides
5 min. 2005

This program gives a brief explanation of the Yezides in Turkey. We meet a family who live in a rural community in South Anatolia and we describe shoprtly their beliefs, thier philosophy and wisdom. Today their life is still affected by misunderstanding and discrimination; and many are thinking, they are devil worshippers

Thomas Büsch Since 2001 he has been producing TV-programs and documentaries in partnership with Sabine Küper-Büsch.