Hafiz was a great Sufi Master who lived in the 1300’s. His poems transcend time and speak to a much deeper part in all of us. I wanted to bring his poems to life visually and I was so inspired by this poem – “Wow,” that when the blizzard hit NYC this past winter 2017, I said, “Let’s go dance in this.” This is what commenced. It was freezing, but the joy it felt dancing in this was sublime.
Eric Mann is the founder and president of Unreel Films, LLC and the co-founder and co-president of Craft Film Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit film company. He is also a director, actor, producer, filmmaker, yogi, and dancer who lives in NewYork City. He has produced, written, directed, and filmed over 300 projects including the short films Alistair’s Wednesday, Sizemic, Defunkt, Finish Her, the documentaries Climate Countdown, Without a Mirror, Storytellers, Just Go, and regularly films for The Juilliard School.