Gender Me

Documentary and Short Film Competition

-- In Competition -

GENDER ME

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Documentary / 2008 / 52 min. / Norway
In English, Norwegian and Turkish with English subtitles
Written and directed by Nefise Ozkal Lorentzen


Synopsis

Gender Me is a road-movie about Mansour’s personal voyage in a world of taboos, full of contradictory images. He searches the question of faith and gender in religion and he wants to collect the unusual stories. Mansour is a gay Iranian refuge and pharmacist; he has been living in Oslo for 18 years. Now he wants to travel back to Istanbul, where he lived two years before he got asylum in Norway.


NEFISE OZKAL LORENTZEN

Nefise Ozkal Lorentzen

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen was born in 1964 in Ankara, Turkey. She is a Turkish / Norwegian film director living in Norway. She has a B. A. in political science (Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey) and an MA in Media and Communication (University of Oslo). In addition to making films, she has also written several books.