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Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam (55')

International Title: Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam

Original title: Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam

Norway, 2021, 55’

Language(s): English, Chinese, German, Norwegian, Turkish

Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Synopsis: In the 1960s, the hippies championed the idea of a sexual revolution. They received neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. In 2020, Seyran Ateş - a Turkish- German lawyer, feminist, and one of the first female imams in Europe - is fighting for a sexual revolution within Islam. In return, she was shot, received fatwas and death threats, and now has to live under constant police protection. This is the story of Seyran's personal and ideological fight for the modernization of Islam.

Director’s bio: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen is a Turkish-Norwegian writer, filmmaker and producer living in Oslo. She received her B.A in Political Science at Bosphorus University in Istanbul and her M.A in Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Over the past two decades she has produced and directed several controversial documentaries related to Islam. Her films have been shown in festivals all around the world and received awards.