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Synopsis

It is about Mansour’s voyage into the world of Islam. It is a personal odyssey through a world of taboos, filled with contradictory images. Mansour is a homosexual Iranian refugee who has been living in Oslo for the past 18 years where he works as a pharmacist. Now he wants to travel back to Istanbul, where he lived for two years before he was granted asylum in Norway. When Mansour meets Imam Daayiee Abdullah who is a one of the few open gay imams in the world, he learns a lot about gender and progressive Islam.

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Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Biography

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. As a result of her dedication to LGBTQ people and human rights activism through her films, she’s been named one of the TOP 10 immigrant role models in Norway. She has been cooperating with various NGOs, and hopes one day gender segregation and violence against women will be a long-forgotten aspect of history.