Mr Gay Syria

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Mr Gay Syria

Directed by Ayse Toprak

  • France, Germany, Turkey 2017; 84 min
  • Original version: English, Turkish
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Human Rights Award - Sarajevo FF
    • 4th Ocaña Award to Freedom - Seville EFF

Synopsis

Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

Production

  • LES FILMS D'ANTOINE

     

  • COIN FILM GMBH

     

  • TOPRAK FILM

     

International Sales

  • TASKOVSKI FILMS LTD.