Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen Category: Documentary Format: DVD 16:9 Zone: 2 PAL
Running time: c.a 3 hours ( 58 min + 58 min + 52 min)
After 9/11, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, a Turkish-Norwegian filmmaker, decided to make a trilogy about progressive Islam. Her intention was not to defend or explain Islam, but rather to show the different sub-cultures within and various interpretations of Islam.
GENDER ME Homosexuality and Islam 52 min
A culturally-rich “road movie,” which explores the questions of faith and gender in Islam, with a special focus on the unusual stories of Muslim gays.
A BALLOON FOR ALLAH Women and Islam 58 min
As a child, Nefise sent balloon letters to Allah, looking for answers to all her questions. Still searching, she sets out to unravel the mysteries surrounding women in Islam.
MANISLAM Masculinity and Islam 58 min
This film examines the burdens of manhood within Islamic cultures. It brings us a new interpretation of David vs. Goliath. The main characters, bravely and frankly, share deeply personal memories and experiences in their effort to highlight and question the role of men in contemporary Islam.
Gender me: English, Turkish, Arabic, Norwegian, Indonesian, German.
Manislam: English, Turkish, Arabic, Norwegian, Indonesian, German, Urdu.
A Balloon for Allah: English, Turkish, Arabic, Norwegian, Indonesian, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Bulgarian, Mandarin
All DVD players sold in PAL countries play both kinds of discs. Most NTSC players can’t play PAL discs.