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In search of oneself

Zuhur's Daughters Laurentia Genske, Robin Humboldt

Lohan and Samar have escaped the Syrian War and are living in a refugee camp in Germany with their parents and extended family. While experiencing profound changes, they are delighted in their newfound Western freedom and finally able to explore and express their trans identities, which brings them into moral conflict with the Muslim faith practiced in their home. As they begin to adopt the codes of Western femininity and develop a fascination for hairstyling and makeup, their younger sister, who admires their flamboyance, chooses to proudly wear a hijab as she enters adulthood. Despite the confrontations and cultural divide in the family’s dynamics, love seems to be the way to resolve their differences. (Programming Collective)

Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Montreal

Zuhur's Daughters

  • Country : Germany
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Arabic, Kurdish, German
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 89 MIN
  • Cinematography : Laurentia Genske
  • Cinematography : Robin Humboldt
  • Editing : Carina Mergens
  • Production : Martin Roelly
  • Production : Ümit Uludag
  • Production : Erik Winker
  • Sound Design : Robert Keilbar
Filmography of Laurentia Genske :

Am Kölnberg (2014)
Afuera (2015)
El Manguito (2017)

Filmography of Robin Humboldt :

The God of Cardrivers (2008)
Half Elf (2009)
Close Season (2011)
Am Kölnberg (2014)

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