Nefise Özkal Lorentzen’s film ‘Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam’ wins two intl awards

IAWRT Norway Board member Nefise Özkal Lorentzen’s film ‘Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam’ won Best Feature Documentary Award at the New York City Indie Film Festival

A few days later, the film won the Best Feature Documentary Audience Award at the Barcelona LGBT Film Festival.

The film was screened at over 50 festivals, including Hotdocs, CPH:DOX, Hot Spring, San Francisco, Rhode Island, One World, Movies That Matter, Film From South, etc. Dutch embassies also showed the film at their premises in Iraq, Singapore, Malaysia, Palestine, etc.

Film synopsis:

In the 1960s, the hippies championed the idea of a sexual revolution. They received neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. Today, 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.

Film credits:

Integral Film

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen(director/writer), Jørgen Lorentzen(producer), Anders Hoft( cinematographer), Morten Haslerud(editor), Simon Matthew Valentine(composer), Andreu Jacob(sound designer), Kim Christiansen (sales agent), and Toril Simonsenl (festival distributor)