My Name is Khadija

 

27-year-old Khadija wants to lead a life according to the Quran and wears a headscarf. In fact, until recently her name was Tatjana – she converted to Islam in Moscow. Khadija used to be a boisterous Russian girl, now she dresses modestly. For her appearance she is yelled at in the streets and assumed to be a terrorist. Her parents have turned against her. Khadija lives two lives: she wants to be a good Muslim, but she does not want to give up her freedom.

Filmmaker Katja Fedulova meets a young woman fighting to find her place in Russia’s orthodox society. Sober and poignant, her film explores the difficulties of young women seeking fulfillment in post-Soviet Russia, and the collision of two radically different cultures.

A film by Katja Fedulova

Script: Dorothea Nölle
Camera: Siri Klug
Sound: Elena Petrosyan
Editor: Lena Rem
Producer on Location: Elena Lvova
Executive Producer: Jean Boué
Production Manager: Mareike Müller
Producer: Antje Boehmert

A production of DOCDAYS Productions for ZDF/3SAT

Length: 45 min
Release Date: 2015

27-year-old Khadija wants to lead a life according to the Quran and wears a headscarf. In fact, until recently her name was Tatjana – she converted to Islam in Moscow. Khadija used to be a boisterous Russian girl, now she dresses modestly. For her appearance she is yelled at in the streets and assumed to be a terrorist. Her parents have turned against her. Khadija lives two lives: she wants to be a good Muslim, but she does not want to give up her freedom.

Filmmaker Katja Fedulova meets a young woman fighting to find her place in Russia’s orthodox society. Sober and poignant, her film explores the difficulties of young women seeking fulfillment in post-Soviet Russia, and the collision of two radically different cultures.

 

A Film by Katja Fedulova

Script: Dorothea Nölle
Camera: Siri Klug
Sound: Elena Petrosyan
Editor: Lena Rem
Producer on Location: Elena Lvova
Executive Producer: Jean Boué
Production Manager: Mareike Müller
Producer: Antje Boehmert

A production of DOCDAYS Productions for ZDF/3SAT

Length: 45 min
Release Date: 2015