Gender Me - Transform

Gender Me (Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Norge 2008)
52min – Norwegian, English, Turkish and Arabic spoken, English subtitles, Age 12 years
Monday September 9th at 17:00

Gender me is a roadmovie about Mansour’s journey into the world of Islam. It’s a personal journey in a world filled with taboos and conflicting images. He explores questions related to faith and gender in Islam and tries to discover the unusual stories of gay muslims. Mansour is a gay Iranian refugee and apothecary who’s lived in Oslo for the last 18 years. Now he wants to return to Istanbul where he lived for two years before he was granted asylum in Norway.

Director Nefise Özkal Lorentzen introduces the movie and leads a workshop on the themes and stories in it. Gender Me is the first part of a trilogy followed by A Balloon for Allah (2011) and Manislam (2014)

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen