The story of the Aga Khan and the Ismailis. Who are they and how did they come to be? And what do they have to say in this ever-divided world?
Shamir Allibhai's journey with AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis. Film website: http://www.agakhanfilm.org
Monday, October 13, 2008
From an audience member in Switzerland
After the premiere in Zurich, I met Countess Leila Ganji. Her stories of interacting with the Aga Khan's captivated the imagination of over a dozen people who circled around us as she shared her photos and experiences.
Below is an email from her friend.
Oct 12, 2008
Today the Countess Leila Gangji and I were fortunate enough to have met you after seeing your most moving and inspiring film.
Leila showed you some photographs - and here they are.
This is:Prince Karim, with an Ismaili from South Africa and Countess Leila Gangji in East Africa 1954
This is the late Aga Khan (Golden Jubilee) and Countess Leila Gangji's husband - (who was the personal advisor to the Aga Khan) - Count Abdulla Hasham Gangji
Please let me know when you will show your film in Geneva as Leila Gangji and I would like to come and see it again. Leila used to live in Geneva, and so knows the whole Ismaili community there.