SEYRAN ATEŞ: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM + UNITY MOSQUE
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SEYRAN ATEŞ: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM
Dir: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen 82 min / 2021 / Documentary Feature / Norway, China, Germany, Spain / Arabic, German, Turkish 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.
UNITY MOSQUE Dir: Nicole Teeny / 7 min / 2020 / Documentary Short / USA, Canada / English After having to hide their relationship while making the Hajj, El-Farouk—a gay Imam—and his husband Troy co-founded Unity Mosque in Toronto, one of the world’s first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques. Though the mosque receives death threats, it forges on, playing a life-saving role in the lives of its members.