FREE MAN : Bediüzzaman Said Nursi | Storyline
Free Man tells the inspiring story of Said Nursi, a Turkish religious scholar who
stood up against the forced modernization and secularization policies enforced
by the Turkish state after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Despite being exiled,
imprisoned, poisoned, and starved, he remained dedicated to peaceful resistance
and his teachings continue to influence millions of followers globally. His writings,
known as the “Risale-i Nur”, were eventually allowed to be printed after his
acquittal in 1956, four years before his death at the age of 83.
The story of a primary school teacher who was exiled from the big city to a remote
village in Anatolia for his ideals. The first thing in the village where the teacher was
appointed, with the help of the villagers, the teacher renovates the dilapidated
school, identifies the problems of the uneducated students and their families,
coordinates the village committee to develop the village and tries to purify the
people from the false information and superstitions brought by ignorance. However,
they are a threat to the headman of the village whose old order has been broken.