THE AMINA PROFILE


Sophie Deraspe | Canada | 2015 | 84 min | English, French + Russian Subtitles 


Amina Arraf, an attractive Syrian-American revolutionary, is having an online affair with Sandra Bagaria, a young, brilliant and well-informed Montreal professional. Amina then launches her provocatively named blog, A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog acquires a huge following. But its Aminas subsequent abductioncarried out in broad daylight in downtown Damascus, allegedly by the Syrian secret policethat sparks an international movement to save her from torture, rape or even death.

AWARDS

2015 | Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival | Special Jury Prize