Gender Me: Homosexuality and Islam

  • 9 10
  • 2008
  • 51min

Combining animation and live action footage, this documentary follows Mansour, a homosexual Iranian Muslim on a journey to come to terms with his identity.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Boston Turkish Film Festival/  NYC Independent Film Festival/ Scandinavian Film Festival L.A./ ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival

Gender Me. Homosexuality and Islam

A culturally-rich “road movie,” that explores the questions of faith and gender in Islam, with a special focus on the unusual stories of homosexual Muslims.

The film follows Mansour, a homosexual Iranian refugee who has been living in Oslo for the past 18 years. Now he wants to travel back to Istanbul, where he 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.

The film calls into question the patriarchal power structures in Muslim countries That prevent the development of human rights. For this patriarchal system to change, the Koran has to be reinterpreted.

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