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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
The exemplary humanitarian work of Turkish-German radical feminist, lawyer, and imam, Seyran Ateş is the central focus of this compelling and revealing documentary. As a young Muslim girl in Berlin, Seyran grew up experiencing Islamic repression. Since then, she has dedicated herself to reforming Islam, opening the first mosque with no gender segregation and educating and empowering LGBTQ Muslim youth to embrace their sexuality. The film reveals a determined woman, one willing to put her life on the line in the name of religious reform and sexual freedom.
Open captioning will be available for this film.
Oslo-based Turkish-Norwegian director, writer, and producer Nefise Özkal Lorentzen has focused much of her career on documentaries related to Islam. She has used her platform as a means of human rights activism and to bring attention to the lives of LGBTQ people. Among her films are Gender Me (2008), A Balloon for Allah (2011), and ManIslam (2014). She was named one of Norway’s Top 10 immigrant role models and was nominated for a History Makers Award in New York City. She promotes “promotes gender activism through films” with her work with various NGOs.
Language Turkish, English, German, Chinese, Norwegian
Premiere North American
Director Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Producer Jørgen Lorentzen
Executive Producer Jørgen Lorentzen
Editor Morten Haslerud
Cinematographer Anders Hoft
Music Simon Matthew Valentine