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Gender Me: Homosexuality in the World of Islam

Filmed in Istanbul and Oslo, this documentary by Turkish/Norwegian filmmaker Nefise •214;zkal Lorentzen openly explores what it is like to be both gay and Muslim. Through the interrelated stories of a gay rights activist, a gay imam, drag artists, and others, the documentary gently denounces homophobia in general, encourages discourse and engagement within Islam as a positive societal approach to coming to terms with sexual otherness, and seeks to advance a loving appreciation of the oneness of all humankind. c2008. 52 min.