Seyran Ateş sitting on the floor of a mosque
Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam (2021) DR-Sales

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Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen | Norway | 2021 | Unclassified (15+)

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Sun 28 Nov 2021

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Nefise Özkal Lorentzen's poignant film delves into the real-life consequences of religious extremism while exploring the work of fearless activist Seyran Ateş.

Handling rather thorny subject matter with delicate ease, Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam is a brilliant tale of resilience.

POV Magazine

Seyran Ateş is many things; she is a German-Turkish lawyer, a bisexual feminist, human rights activist, imam (Muslim leader) and author but most importantly, she’s bloody fearless. Seyran receives constant death threats, has a fatwa against her and has been under constant police protection since 2006 for her outspoken criticism of traditional Islam. Since her realisation as a young girl that her treatment for being female was akin to slavery, Seyran has been fighting for a world free from violent extremism, patriarchal oppression and gender discrimination. From founding a progressive mosque to discussing sexuality and Islam with queer Chinese minorities, Sex, Revolution and Islam documents Seyran’s extraordinary life.

Written and directed by Turkish-Norwegian filmmaker Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, also known for ManIslam (2014) and Gender Me: Homosexuality and Islam (2008), Sex, Revolution and Islam is a remarkably tangible and poignant film which delves into the real-life consequences of religious extremism while exploring what it means to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what.

Format: DCP
Courtesy: DR-Sales
Runtime: 82 mins

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82 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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