Love Is A Verb, a New Movie Documentary in Phoenix
6:30PM at AMC Arizona Center February 11, 2016
Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement that began in Turkey in the l960s and
now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service or The
Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man that
Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.
Through a co-operation with the people inspired by Gulen, we had an unprecedented access to
the ideas and actions of the movement around the world. They met teachers who crawled
through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war and the students whose lives they
changed. They met a Sufi conductor whose orchestra is composed of children whose parents
were once at war. They got a glimpse of the interfaith work the movement provides in Turkey,
including a visit to Rumi’s exquisite shrine. They went to their schools in Turkey, in Somalia, in
Iraq. They meet a Kurdish teacher in Iraq who credits everything she is to her former Turkish
teachers who stayed during the bombings, and a Kurdish woman who had also gone to one of
the Turkish schools in Iraq and is now working as an engineer to bring water to the dessert.
Finally, in Somalia we follow two Turkish doctors putting their lives at risk in a place where other
relief organizations have deemed too dangerous, a place where they sleep under armed guard.
This movie is the first of its kind that focuses on this subject. A Lot of people enjoyed and was
relieved to finally see a film honoring Muslims, giving them a good name rather than a bad one.
It details the beliefs and goals behind the movement, chronicles some of its humanitarian work
around the world, and also explains the history and turmoil the movement and its leader have
caused in Turkey.
DATE: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:25PM VENUE INFORMATION: AMC Arizona
Center 24 LOCATION: 565 North 3rd Street , Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004, US TICKET
INFORMATION: $12.00 General https://www.tugg.com/events/82718
See Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJU8tco9Zg