THE VIRGIN OBSESSION (DER JUNGFRAUENWAHN)

director: 
Güner Yasemin Balci
country: 
Germany
year: 
2015
category: 
short
legth: 
86'
section: 
MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
festival edition: 
2016
What does it mean to be a Muslim living in a free society? What significance does the commandment of virginity have for young people from immigrant families? Psychologist Ahmad Mansour, lawyer and feminist Seyran Ateş, Femen activist Zana Ramadani and student Arife Yalniz all had to fight to live their own lives, because they did not want to hold to morals that are preached today as if nothing has changed since the Muslim philosopher Al-Ghazali wrote his Book on the Etiquette of Marriage 900 years ago.