SA 9 NOV 16.30
BETWEEN GOD AND I
MOZAMBIQUE 2018 I DCP I OME I 60 MIN
On the historically multicultural Ilha de Moçambique, deep-rooted traditions of the country long existed in peaceful coexistence with religions such as Christianity and a moderate Islam. But religious intolerance and fundamentalism are increasingly endangering living together.
Director Yara Costa illustrates this with the example of the young Muslim Karen, who, although growing up in the tradition of moderate Macua Islam, has become an apologist for the pure teaching of Wahhabi Islam. Costa’s impressive documentation provides intimate insights into the life of the protagonist, which is characterized by doubts and contradictions regarding her identity.
The Mozambican filmmaker YARA COSTA worked as a journalist in Brazil, among other places, before receiving a scholarship for the New York University’s News & Graduate Program in 2009. In 2011 she made her debut WHY ARE THEY HERE? CHINESE STORIES IN AFRICA, followed by THE CROSSING, a short film about the tensions between the islands of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. BETWEEN GOD AND I is her third movie.