Seyran Ates – My life
a film by Sabine Jainski and Ilona Kalmbach
45 min.
arte / ZDF 2010

Juliane Bartel Media Prize 2011

Portrait of the lawyer and women's rights activist Seyran Ates. Growing up in Istanbul and then Berlin, she had to struggle hard to leave her family and her oppressing environment to be free to learn and work. Mutilated for life by an attack at the immigrant women's information centre where she worked as a young woman in 1984, she never gave up her fight for women's rights, although she still receives death threats. She took part in the German goverment's Islam conference, and her last book is entitled "Islam needs a sexual revolution".