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Mr Gay Syria

Produced by Christine Kiauk
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Trailer with English subtitles

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Contemporary Issues, and Social Issues
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?

Stage
finished
Running time
88 and 54 minutes

Credits

  • Ekin Calisir ... Producer, Videographer
  • Ay┼če Toprak ... Director, Writer
  • Christine Kiauk ... Producer
  • Antoine Simkine ... Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Les Films d'Antoine, Toprak Film, Coin Film
Years of Production
2015-2017
Locations
Istanbul Turkey, Berlin Germany, Malta, Bergen Norway

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 / OutFest, LA / NYC Premiere MoMA DocForthnight / Official Selection IDFA 2017 / Sevilla Cine Europa / Movies That Matter 2018 / One World HRW FF Jhlava/ !F Istanbul / /
Awards
Winner Silver Hugo at Chicago IFF 2017 / NYC Premiere MoMA DocForthnight /Human Rights Award Sarajevo FF 2017 / Official Selection IDFA 2017 /The Best European Doc at Tirana FF/ Real Lovers Int. DocFest - Jury Mention / Grand Prix Paris Cheri Cherie
Distribution
Worldwide rights at Taskovski Films
Broadcast (Prod.)
None
Broadcast (Acq.)
SBS Australia, SVT Sweden, OUTtv Network Canada, Channel 8 Israel
Language
Arabic, English, Turkish, German
Subtitles
English, Turkish, German, French, Serbian

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