The village of Baiveh in Iran is the home of the leader of a group of Kurds who belong to the Quadiri Dervishes, a mystical cult of Islam. The programme examines the part which religion plays in their daily lives and shows the Zikr, the ceremony where the Dervishes, by repetitive chanting, work themselves into an ecstatic trance during which they can endure electric shocks and pass skewers through their flesh without apparently hurting themselves. Part of anthropological documentary series ‘Disappearing World’.
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