New Media Film Series
THE AMINA PROFILE: A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS (Canada / Sophie Deraspe / 2015)
Hosted by Dr. Steven Urquhart (Department of Modern Languages)
6:30 PM | Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
A Montreal woman in an online relationship with star blogger Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari becomes involved in the international attempt to rescue Arraf after her purported abduction by the Syrian regime.
Awarded a Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival Toronto.
“Sophie Deraspe's film is a compelling anatomy of an Internet hoax - one that grabbed headlines amid the revolutionary fervor of the Arab Spring.” - Sheri Linden
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