Film Screening: A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

07/24/2015 1:00 pm

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (July 24-July 30)
Amina Arraf became a star blogger when her online Montreal girlfriend encouraged her to launch A Gay Girl in Damascus. This film explores the global hunt that ensued after Arraf was kidnapped when Syria entered the Arab Spring in 2011.

Critic Quotes:
“The film moves fluidly between surreal enactments and the more standard talking-head footage, while composer Sam Shalabi’s Middle Eastern-flavored reverb injects a steady dose of anxiety.” – Ben Kenigsberg, Variety

Synopsis: Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American revolutionary, launches a blog as the Syrian uprising gains momentum. After she is abducted in broad daylight, an international movement starts to save her from torture, rape and death.

Friday, July 24: 1:00, 7:00
Saturday, July 25: 3:00, 9:00
Sunday, July 26: 4:00, 8:00
Monday, July 27: 3:00
Tuesday, July 28: 2:00
Wednesday, July 29: 7:00
Thursday, July 30: 12:00

Event Location: 
Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104