Gender Me is a road movie about Mansour’s voyage into the world of Islam. It is a personal odyssey through a world of taboos, filled with contradictory images. He explores questions regarding faith and gender in Islam with a special focus on the unusual stories of Muslim gays. 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.
Production Company Integral Film AS
Producer Jørgen Lorentzen
Director Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Original Idea & Manuscript Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Cinematographers Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Nils Petter Lotherington, Cengiz Tanc
Editor Mette Chang Munthe-Kaas
Animation Morten Haslerud, Simon M. Valentine
Composer Tor Lindberg
Sound Håkon Lammetun
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SCREENED ON NRK 2008
Q Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Scandinavian Film Festival, LA, USA
XXIV Alfàs del Pi Cinema Festival, Madrid, Spain.
Ankara International Fillm Festival,Turkey.
Cine del Mediterráneo, Madrid, Spain.
Huesca Film Festival, Spain.
Barcelona Gay& Lesbian Film Festival.
Amandus Film Festival, Norway,
1001 Documentary Film Festival, Turkey.
Bodrum Film Fesival, Turkey.
Volda Interantional Doc Film Festival, Norway.
Dokumentar.IST Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
Boston Turkish Film Festival, USA, Boston.