“Manislam” Film Screening and Discussion with Director Nefsie Özkal Lorentzen

The Nordic Studies program at the Institute for European Studies and the Department of Scandinavian invite you to a screening of Manislam, followed by a discussion with the director, Nefsie Özkal Lorentzen.

“The documentary film Manislam by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen 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. Manislam is internationally unique as a first documentary explicitly and critically examining masculinity within Islam.

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen (b. 1964) is a Turkish-Norwegian film director. She holds a Bachelors degree in political science from the Bosphorous University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Masters degree in media and communication from the University of Oslo. She has written and directed numerous documentary films, often touching upon controversial themes such as gay Muslims, war and racial discrimination. In 2008 she also made her debut in fiction, writing and directing the five-episode TV drama series The Young Detectives. In addition to making films, Özkal Lorentzen has also written several books and currently teaches in a film school in Kabelvåg, Northern Norway.”

Watch a trailer and read more about the film here.

Press and reviews of the film:
The National, Abu Dhabi
Indigo Dergisi

Bianet, Istanbul