The Amina Profile 12+

(A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile), Sophie Deraspe, CDN 2015, Original version, Czech subtitles, 84 min

At the onset of the Arab Spring, Amina, a young Syrian-American, starts a blog reflecting on current events in Syria. Just the title ‘A Lesbian in Damascus’ draws attention and an American media reference to one of Amina’s entries helps her to acquire a decent reader base. As a result, when the world finds out from one of her online friends that Amina has been abducted by the secret police, many people join the campaign for her release. After some unexpected twists, what at first appears to be about the personal courage of a lesbian activist turns into an original contribution to the debate about social networks and their power to manipulate interpersonal relationships and personal identities.

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