ZUHURS DAUGHTERS | Still: Lohan and Samar © Humboldt/Genske/Corso Film

Wed, 03/29/2023

7:30 PM

Goethe-Institut Montreal

Being/becoming a woman in Germany - A film series | Haus-Kino

Haus-Kino at Goethe-Institut Montreal (1626  Blvd. St. Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2X 2T1):


Zuhurs Töchter
Germany | 2021 | 89 mins.
Direction: Laurentia Genske, Robin Humboldt

Lohan and Samar are teenagers and transgender. Together with their family, the sisters fled from Syria to Germany. They live in a refugee shelter with their mother Zuhur, father Talib, his second wife Shaharazad and nine younger siblings. In their new home, they find themselves in a constant conflict of cultures. The parents cling to familiar structures from Syria and to a life according to the Koran. Lohan and Samar, on the other hand, are torn between their Muslim community and the Western environment that allows them to express their true selves. Initially only in secret, the two dare to live out their female identity. For three years, the film accompanies them on their forays as well as their transition and search for their own identity. ZUHURS TÖCHTER brings us close to a special family that sticks together despite countless conflicts and hardships.