Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims 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 Fethullah Gulen, we had an unprecedented access to the ideas and actions of the movement around the world. We met teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war and the students whose lives they changed. We met a Sufi conductor whose orchestra is composed of children whose parents were once at war. We got a glimpse of the interfaith work the movement provides in Turkey, including a visit to Rumi’s exquisite shrine. We went to their schools in Turkey, in Somalia, in Iraq. We 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.


RIVERSIDE, CA: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:52PM at Regency University Village 10
1201 A University Ave, Riverside, CA, US, 92507 TICKETS

BOISE, ID: Thursday, February 11 7:00PM – 8:22PM at Northgate Reel Theatre 

6950 W State St, Boise, ID, US, 83714 TICKETS

ANCHORAGE, AK: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:52PM at Century 16 and XD – Anchorage 

301 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK, US, 99503TICKETS

HELENA, MT: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:52PM at Cinemark 8 Helena 

750 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT, US, 59601 – TICKETS

SEATTLE, WA: Wednesday, February 10 6:30PM – 7:25PM at AMC Pacific Place 11
600 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US, 98101 –  TICKETS

BERKELEY, CA: Thursday, February 11 7:00PM – 8:22PM at Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, US, 94704 – TICKETS

SAN DIEGO, CA: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:52PM at AMC Mission Valley 20
1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA, US, 92108 –  TICKETS

SACRAMENTO, CA: Thursday, February 11 6:30PM – 7:52PM at Reading Cinemas The Tower Theatre
2508 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA, US, 95818 – TICKETS