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A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)

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The story of Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American revolutionary whose blog A Gay Girl in Damascus acquires a huge following as the Syrian uprising gains momentum. Sandra Bagaria, a smart, young Montreal professional, is involved in an online affair with her when Amina is allegedly abducted by the Syrian secret police-sparking an international movement to save her from torture, rape or even death.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Limited) by Sundance Selects
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Syria, Internet, LGBT, Hoaxes, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Esperamos, National Film Board of Canada
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Sandra Bagaria    Herself
Ali Abunimah    Himself
Fady Atallah    Himself
Andy Carvin    Himself
Nathalie Claude    Herself
Benjamin J. Doherty    Himself
Liz Henry    Herself
Irem Koker    Herself
Thomas J. MacMaster    Himself
Elsa Miquel    Herself
Rami Nakhla    Himself
Leila Nahas    Herself
Danny Ramadan    Himself
Danny O'Brien    Himself
Elizabeth Tsurkov    Herself

Supporting Cast

Nilay Olcay    Amina Arraf

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Production and Technical Credits

Sophie Deraspe    Screenwriter
Isabelle Couture    Producer
Nathalie Cloutier    Producer
Hugo Latulippe    Executive Producer
Michel St-Cyr    Executive Producer
Guy Villeneuve    Executive Producer
Colette Loumede    Executive Producer
Sam Shalabi    Composer
Sophie Deraspe    Director of Photography
Elise Simard    Visual Effects Designer
Frederic Cloutier    Sound Mixer
Jean-Philippe Massicotte    Associate Producer
Jacinthe Lauzier    Production Manager

Limited and VOD Releases: Exorcising Your Options

July 24th, 2015

The Vatican Tapes

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