Superb storytelling and cinematic style turn this fascinating story of sexuality, identity, journalism, technology and politics into a true masterpiece of hybrid documentary cinema.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs Film Festival 2015
“A cautionary true story about online romance, gay rights and Middle Eastern politics, The Amina Profile is both topical and compelling. The Amina Profile is an absorbing, artfully assembled and timely reconstruction of a fascinating digital-age hoax.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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The Amina Profile
In Montreal, Sandra is caught in an erotic and intellectual online romance with Amina, a Syrian-American woman living in Damascus. Amina is the author of the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, a source for respected on-the-ground news on the Syrian uprising. But when Amina is seemingly abducted and Sandra begins a campaign to free her, no one—not even the US State Department—can find a trace of her.
This modern love story shapeshifts into an international thriller as journalists and activists hunt for the real Amina.