Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday July 20, 2015: A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

"For me it's very important that people know how to behave with technology...Syrians were just trying to get a freedom they never had...the regime used that story as a wide westerner propaganda pretending the revolution never existed..." Sandra Bagaria

In June 2011, Sandra Bagaria was in an online romance with a Syrian revolutionary named Amina Arraf.  Then Amina disappeared, and someone told Sandra she had been kidnapped by agents of the regime.  Sandra mobilized along with gay activists all over the world to demand Amina’s release. But then everything unraveled, and Sandra learned that her lover never existed.

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile, which opens at the Roxie theater on July 24 in San Francisco, is Sandra’s story.  We talk with Sandra about the experience of making the film.

More info on the film can be found at SundanceNow Doc Club.

Listen now or Get MP3. 25:56 min.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Interview with WHO researcher Meghan Bohren
3 Girls Theater

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