The Amina Profile

The Amina Profile

                                The Amina Profile
| 1 h 25 min

Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Beirut in a quest to reveal the true identity of the person behind the popular blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. Who is this Syrian-American revolutionary who goes by the name of Amina Arraf? Not even Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, with whom Amina is carrying an online affair, seems to know for sure. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog attracts a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction that sparks an international outcry to free her. Telling a detective story that involves various intelligence agencies and top-tier global media, the film tells a thoroughly modern tale of technology, love and news-as-spectacle questions the ways in which people connect in today’s virtual world.

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  • writer
    Sophie Deraspe
  • director
    Sophie Deraspe
  • participation
    Sandra Bagaria
    Ali Abunimah
    Fady Atallah
    Andy Carvin
    Nathalie Claude
    Benjamin J. Doherty
    Liz Henry
    Irem Köker
    Thomas J. MacMaster
    Elsa Miquel
    Rami Nakhla
    Leila Nahas
    Daniel Nassar
    Danny O'Brien
    Elizabeth Tsurkov
  • research
    Sophie Deraspe
  • re-recording
    Luc Boudrias
  • foley artist
    Nicolas Gagnon
  • actor
    Nilay Olçay
  • editing
    Geoffrey Boulangé
    Sophie Deraspe
  • camera
    Sophie Deraspe
  • original music
    Sam Shalabi
  • sound
    Frédéric Cloutier
  • producer
    Isabelle Couture
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • executive producer
    Hugo Latulippe
    Michel St-Cyr
    Guy Villeneuve
    Colette Loumède