Ibn Arabi film festival
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MURCIA
Ibn Arabi was a Sufi mystic, philosopher, poet, traveller and wise Muslim from Andalucia born in 1165. His hunger for knowledge drove Ibn Arabi to a life of travel, first travelling around Al-Andalus and then to North Africa visiting different sufi groups. At a later stage he visited Cairo and Jerusalem. After experiencing two years of spiritual emotions in Mecca he decided to continue his journey to Bagdad, Mosul, Konya and Damascus, where he died in 1240.
The importance of his work stems from his thoughts and ideas about both geographical and spiritual travel which he adopted as a result of his tireless journeys. In his writing we find the search for oneself and the search for beauty and love in daily life. His life and experience serves as a reference for tolerance and respect towards other cultures and beliefs.