Director Sophie Deraspe will be in attendance at both screenings!
Being a woman in the repressive Middle East is difficult; being an outspoken lesbian blogger in Syria is almost unthinkable. But that didn’t stop Amina Arraf from going online and sending her thoughts into the world.
By the time she was kidnapped during the Arab Spring revolts in 2011, she was in an online relationship with Canadian activist Sandra Bagaria, who like many activists around the world, mourned the loss of such a passionate, outspoken personality.
But not everything was as it seemed, as Amina’s kidnapping spurred an even bigger mystery.
For activist Sandra Bagaria, this shocking revelation became a deep betrayal, and one that spurred her to travel the world in search of answers.
As she seeks out the answers to the unknown, the tangled web of lies unravel a fascinating love story turned political thriller.
THE AMINA PROFILE was the Winner of a 2015 Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival 2015, and was also nominated at the 2015 Cleveland, Dallas, and Sundance Film Festivals.