Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Mr. Gay Syria

Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Mr. Gay Syria


November 3, 2018    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Gala Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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 Mr. Gay Syria

Directed by  Ayse Toprak
Turkey | Germany | Malta | France/DOCUMENTARY/ 85 mins
Arabic With English Subtitles

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Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

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