29.9. Sunday

16:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Yara Costa;

Mosambik 2018;

OF m. dt. UT; DCP; 60 min.

On the island of Mozambique the country’s deep-rooted traditions have long lived in peaceful co-existence with its religions such as Christianity and Islam. But in recent times, evangelical sects and Wahhabi Islamists have started to pose a threat to the island’s multicultural life. Director Yara Costa illustrates this through the film’s main protagonist, a young Muslim woman named Karen. On the one hand, she is an independent feminist who champions equality and fights poverty-related problems in her homeland. On the other hand, she advocates the implementation of Sharia law. BETWEEN GOD AND I gives the viewer an intimate look into the life of our protagonist which bristles with doubts and contradictions concerning her identity. Yara Costa aims to explain what happens “when fundamentalist religions – of all kinds – get to places where the state doesn’t reach.”

In presence of the director Yara Costa