Sophie Deraspe’s Internet-age tale of deceit and betrayal, "A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile," has secured U.S. distribution.
The SundanceNow Doc Club, a boutique, advertising-free service, has announced it will release the film theatrically and digitally this summer. "A Gay Girl in Damascus" premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the World Documentary Competition and earned strong reviews.
Here is the docmentary’s official synopsis: "’A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile’ explores the story of Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American revolutionary whose blog A Gay Girl in Damascus acquires a huge following as the Syrian uprising gains momentum. Sandra Bagaria, a smart, young Montreal professional, is involved in an online affair with her when Amina is allegedly abducted by the Syrian secret police-sparking an international movement to save her from torture, rape or even death."
"This film is a powerful story of love and betrayal between two people with broader implications for the ethics of journalism and social media activism," said Linda Pan, General Manager of Doc Club. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Sundance Selects and Sundance Channel Global to bring this eye-opening film, to audiences both digitally and in theaters."
"A Gay Girl in Damascus" will launch theatrically and on SundanceNow Doc Club on July 24. Later this year, the film will make its international television debut via Sundance Channel Global.