New film on Baha'i pilgrimage debuts

23 January 2006

HAIFA, Israel — A new film about Baha'i pilgrimage to the Holy Land is now available as a DVD.

Commissioned by the Universal House of Justice, "Pilgrimage -- A Sacred Experience" is intended to stimulate increasing numbers of Baha'is to make their nine-day pilgrimage to the Shrines of Baha'u'llah, the Bab, and 'Abdu'l-Baha.

The film gives glimpses of the different experiences of pilgrims through personal testimonies by Baha'is from a wide range of countries, including Australia, Bolivia, Ethiopia, France, Jamaica, Mauritius, Russia, and the United States.

Filmed mainly in the gardens in the vicinity of the Shrines of Baha'u'llah and the Bab, the 28-minute film is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Due to the demand for the limited places for pilgrims, Baha'is apply by writing to the Baha'i World Centre.

Currently there is a waiting list of several years but plans are under way to reduce that period while at the same time boosting the number of pilgrims.

To see a two-minute clip of the movie and to order a DVD,click here.