UPCOMING EVENTS MELBOURNE
On January 18th, the 10th Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival will screen the Melbourne premiere of THE AMINA PROFILE at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada and Seen & Heard Melbourne.
Possible Worlds presents: The Amina Profile
Monday 18th January, 6:30pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne
Tickets $12, $10 concession, $9 ACMI members.
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Melbourne Premiere | Dir: Sophie Deraspe, Canada, 2015, 84 min, Documentary
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 news media of on-the-ground stories of 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... Superb storytelling and cinematic style turn this fascinating story of sexuality, identity, journalism, technology and politics into a true masterpiece of hybrid documentary cinema.
Official selection: Sundance Film Festival 2015
Winner: Special Jury Prize for Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs Film Festival 2015
“4 stars - Deraspe asks strong and urgent questions about the less savoury side of news consumption in a global internet age.” – Eye For Film
“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