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The Amina Profile

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Amina Arraf, a pretty Syrian-American revolutionary who’s having an online affair with Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, launches the provocatively named blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog attracts a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction that sparks an international outcry to free her.

Telling a detective story that involves various intelligence agencies and top-tier global media, the film travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Beirut to meet the key players in this quest to reveal the real Amina. This thoroughly modern tale of technology, love and news-as-spectacle questions the ways in which people connect in today’s virtual world.

The Amina Profile is part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax.

2015, 86 min

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Grand Prix Japan Prize
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
October 26 to November 2 2016, Tokyo - Japan

Best Work in the Lifelong Learning category
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
October 26 to November 2 2016, Tokyo - Japan

Best Documentary: Society
Prix Gémeaux
September 18 2016, Montréal - Canada

Best Documentary
LesGaiCineMad- Madrid International LGBTI Film Festival
October 29 to November 15 2015, Madrid - Spain

Best Documentary
GAZE International LGBT Film Festival
July 30 to August 3 2015, Dublin - Ireland

Best Documentary Feature
TLVFest- Tel-Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
June 6 to 15 2015, Tel Aviv - Israël

Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature
Hot Docs
April 23 to May 3 2015, Toronto - Canada

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