Seduced by Religious Fundamentalism

‘Kalifat’ (in English: ‘Caliphate’) is the story about five women whose fates are intertwined in an examination of how religious fundamentalism can seduce individuals and destroy lives.

The young Swedish woman Pervin, wife of an ISIS fighter, is stuck in Raqqa, Syria with her baby, but desperate to get away. Fatima is a Säpo intelligence officer, trying to stop an ISIS terrorist attack. At the same time, three Swedish teenage school girls gradually slide towards religious radicalism.


Meet writer and creator Wilhelm Behrman. Wilhelm has a background as political reporter for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and the news program Ekot. Other screenplays to his credit include the series ‘Skeppsholmen’ and ‘Inden Vi Dør’ (in English: ‘Before We Die’). He also works as a psychologist in Stockholm.


Session: Kalifat – Screening and Talk – Seduced by Religious Fundamentalism

Session language: Scandinavian

In session: Writer and creator Wilhelm Behrman and Head of Drama at SVT Anna Croneman

Session host: Nagieb Khaja

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 17.30 – 19.00
Venue: Øst for Paradis, Sal A (Max 55 pers.)

Production: Filmlance International AB
Broadcasters: netflix.com and SVT


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