September 22

SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM.Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen LorentzenFeaturing the Outspoken and Fierce Seyran AteşOpening October 1st at Laemmle GlendaleWith San Francisco and New York to Follow

She is bold. She is fierce.  She is love. Meet Seyran Ateş!

Discover the life and work of Muslim feminist and human rights activist Seyran Ateş through the acclaimed film SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM. The documentary, directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, opens October 1st at the Laemmle Glendale and other cities including San Francisco and New York to follow.

In the 1960s, the hippies championed the idea of a sexual revolution. They received neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. In 2020, 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. Seyran believes the only way to fight against radical Islam is through Islam, which is why, in her liberal mosque, there is no gender segregation or exclusion based on sexual orientation. This is the story of Seyran’s personal and ideological fight for the modernization of Islam. Her quest for change takes her on a journey around the world, meeting with different people connected through faith, from sex workers in a German brothel to Uyghur LGBTQ youth and traditional female imams in China. It is also a journey through Seyran’s life, from her humble beginnings as a Muslim girl in Turkey’s slums to a female leader daring to challenge her own religion. Seyran rebels against extremism and hate in the name of peace and love. 

Seyran has been under police protection since 2006, and the film opens with her reading out some of the hundreds of threats she receives both from Muslim fundamentalists and European right-wingers.

Juno Films
In Association with Integral Film
Present 

SEYRAN ATES:
SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM

Directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Produced by Jørgen Lorentzen

Featuring the Outspoken and Fierce 
Seyran Ateş


Opening October 1st at Laemmle Glendale

With San Francisco and New York to Follow

World Premiere – 2021 CPH:DOX
North American Premiere – 2021 SAN FRANCISCO FILM Festival
Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs International Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection – NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival 2021
“a proper tribute to one woman’s courageous work”
-Film Threat
“a brilliant tale of resilience, faith and hope”
-POV Magazine

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About the Film SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM
In the 1960s, the hippies championed the idea of a sexual revolution. They received neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. In 2020, 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. Seyran believes the only way to fight against radical Islam is through Islam, which is why, in her liberal mosque, there is no gender segregation or exclusion based on sexual orientation. This is the story of Seyran’s personal and ideological fight for the modernization of Islam. Her quest for change takes her on a journey around the world, meeting with different people connected through faith, from sex workers in a German brothel to Uyghur LGBTQ youth and traditional female imams in China. It is also a journey through Seyran’s life, from her humble beginnings as a Muslim girl in Turkey’s slums to a female leader daring to challenge her own religion. Seyran rebels against extremism and hate in the name of peace and love.

Runtime: 81 mins | Language: Turkish, German, English, Chinese | Country Norway

Website: Integralfilm.com/project/seyran-ates-sex-revolution-and-islam-2/
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/seyranatesfilm 

We would like to thank DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES for the press release.