Mr. Gay Syria
Kino-Dokumentarfilm TR/D/FR (2017), 87min

Regie und Buch: Ayse Toprak
Schnitt: Nadia Ben Rachid
Kamera: Anne Misselwitz, Hajo Schomerus
Ton: Vincent Rozenberg
Producer: Antoine Simkine, Ekin Çalişir, Christine Kiauk, Herbert Schwering
Produktion: Les Films d’Antoine, Coin Film, Toprak Film

Weltvertrieb: Taskovski Films Ltd.

WELTPREMIERE: 13.Juni 2017 beim Internationalen Filmfestival SHEFFIELD

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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?

Human Rights Award

23. Sarajevo
Film Festival
Special Mention
Turin LGBTQI Festival