A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile


A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

Sophie Deraspe

The Amina Profile (French: Le profil Amina) is a Canadian documentary film directed by Sophie Deraspe and coproduced by Esperamos and the National Film Board of Canada, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema category. It was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket in 2014.

The film centres on Sandra Bagaria, a Montreal woman who was in an online relationship with star blogger Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari. Bagaria became involved in the international attempt to rescue Arraf after her purported abduction by the Syrian regime.

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