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The Reformist – a female Imam

Marie Skovgaard, Denmark, 2019

88 min.DK/Documentary

Sherin Khankan is opening one of Europe’s first mosques run by female imams. The Mosque’s members aim to confront and challenge the fear surrounding Islam and call for a new feminist agenda breaking with established gender hierarchies. Sherin is impatient. She wants change and equality now! But her haste divides her organisation to the brink of collapse.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Reformisten – den kvindelige imam
Danish title Reformisten – den kvindelige imam
Other titles The Reformist – a female Imam
Keywords 2010-2019, Islam, Liberation of women, Muslims, Religion
Director Marie Skovgaard
Producer Jesper Jack
Director of Photography Marie Skovgaard, Mathias Nyholm Schmidt, Sun Hee Engelstoft
Editor Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
Sound Jaques Pedersen
Composer Philippe Boix-Vives
Appearances Sherin Khankan, Saliha Marie Fetteh, Saer El Jaichi, Hicham Mouna
Production country Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands
Production companies House of Real
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales First Hand Films World Sales / Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 / 8050 Zürich / t +41 44 312 2060 / f +41 44 312 2080 / gitte.hansen@firsthandfilms.com / www.firsthandfilms.com
Online release 12.06.2019, Filmcentralen
Comment The film premiered at CPH:DOX and made its international premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. Marie Skovgaard has directed a number of projects.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies House of Real
Co-producer DR, SVT, YLE, IKON
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, The Hartley Film Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, RÚV, Undervisningsministeriet
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Marie Skovgaard
Director supervisor Camilla Nielsson
Consultant Kristoffer Horn
Research BülBül Tüzün

Production

Producer Jesper Jack
Co-producer Anna J. Ljungmark
Production manager Freja Delgado
Consultant Jesper Petersen
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Post-production assistant Frederik Marbell
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk
Production assistant Lærke Moldenæs
Production assistant Jaqueline Santos Jacoponi
Production assistant Anna Luna B. Kristoffersen
Impact producer Mette Bjerregaard
Impact producer Anna J. Ljungmark
Executive producer Gitte Hansen
Executive producer Esther van Messel

Cinematography

Cinematographer Marie Skovgaard
Cinematographer Mathias Nyholm Schmidt
Cinematographer Sun Hee Engelstoft

Editing

Editor Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
2nd editor Biel Andrés
Editing supervisor Åsa Mossberg

Music

Composer Philippe Boix-Vives

Sound

Sound engineer Jaques Pedersen
Re-recording mixer Peter Schultz
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley mixer Christoph Oertel

Special effects

SFX editor Toke Gelardi

Voice

Voice Nessie Beik
Voice Sara Fakhri Al Naser
Voice Monica Fabricius
Voice Zara Golabi

Visual effects

Supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund
Graphic design Emil Thorbjørnsson
Poster artwork Torsten Høgh Rasmussen

Appearance

Appearance Sherin Khankan
Appearance Saliha Marie Fetteh
Appearance Saer El Jaichi
Appearance Hicham Mouna

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Audience Award 2019 Dokufest Prizren 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2019-09-19
Dokufest Prizren 2019-08-02
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2019-08-01
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2019-05-10
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2019-04-25
CPH:DOX 2019-03-20
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Interview Information Elmelund, Rasmus 2019-03-23
Anmeldelse Information Thorup, Mette-Line 2019-03-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2019-03-21
Anmeldelse Politiken Hegnsvad, Kristoffer 2019-03-20
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Hegnsvad, Kristoffer 2019-03-15