A Balloon to Allah Trailer (2011)

Trailer for the documentary A Balloon to Allah.

When the Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise Özkal Lorentzen was little, she used to send letters to Allah by balloon. Now she wants to send a new balloon to change the role of women in the Muslim culture. By following her grandmother's path as a 'sufi', she embarks on a journey to rediscover the Islam of her mother's mother. The film switches between her actual journey and her dreams. She experiences the diversity of Cairo, Istanbul and Oslo by drinking tea with the Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi, finding hope and inspiration in the life of the 90-year-old author Gamal al-Banna and meeting a young Salafist. On her journey through the labyrinth, it dawns on Nefise that Islam is not the only place to search, but that there are correlations between the three Abrahamic religion and the oppression of women.

Duration
3 min 1 sec

Views
5,480

Posted On
August 10, 2011
Director
Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Writer
Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Studio
Independent

Release
August 11, 2011
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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