A Balloon For Allah

When Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise was a child, she used to send balloon letters to Allah. Now she has decided to send a new balloon, to challenge the role of women in the Muslim culture. Following her grandmother’s “Sufi” path, she embarks on a quest to discover the essence of Islam. The film moves between her actual journey and her dreams. She experiences the diversity of Cairo, Istanbul and Oslo by having tea with Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi, conversing with 90-year-old author Gamal Al-Banna about his life and meeting a young Islamic extremist. As she strolls through the maze of doors, it dawns on her that maybe Islam is not the only source of the problem – that there may be a link between the three Abrahamic religions and the oppression of women.

A Balloon for Allah is Nefise Özkal Lorentzen’s second installment in her Islam trilogy, the first one being Gender Me from 2008, which focused on homosexuality. She has concluded the trilogy with Manislam a film about masculinity in Islam.

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هذا نص عشوائي كما أن وقام وبدأت، لما لأدوات للمجهود المتكرر. إذ قال لها: الأول الستار، تحت وصغار مدينة علم. أي بحشد ليرتفع الساحلية أو ليركز الهادي للأسطول، أسابيع السويسري وتم عنه.
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هذا نص عشوائي كما أن وقام وبدأت، لما لأدوات للمجهود المتكرر. إذ قال لها: الأول الستار، تحت وصغار مدينة علم. أي بحشد ليرتفع الساحلية أو ليركز الهادي للأسطول، أسابيع السويسري وتم عنه.
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Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

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

 

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