Every religion and movement had its famous thinkers; Confucious, Aristotle, Nietzsche among many others. Ovidio Salazar, is responsible for bringing one of Islam's greatest philosophers on to the movie screen in his latest picture Al-Ghazali: the Alchemist of Happiness, and thus portraying the life of an ordinary man with an unordinary mind.
"Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious fanaticism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of Islam and his path of love and spiritual excellence overcame the pitfalls of the organized religion of his day. His path was largely abandoned by early 20th century Muslim reformers for the more strident and less tolerant school of IbnTaymiyya. This film argues that Ghazali's Islam is the antidote for today's terror."
View the trailer here (high quality), here (medium quality) or here (low quality).