Moonlight Travelers 2015
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An experimental look to walking of the Arba'een Pilgrimage which is the world's largest public gathering that is held every year in Iraq.This pilgrimage is held at the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual for the commemoration of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Husayn ibn Ali's martyrdom in 680. Arba'een marks a "pivotal event in history" in which the pilgrims make their journey to Karbala on foot, where Husayn ibn Ali, the third Imam of Shia, and his companions were killed and beheaded by the army of Yazid. Some of the pilgrims make their journey from cities as far as Basra, about 500 km away by road.