Mr. Gay Syria

Sat, Jul 21
Directed by Ayse Toprak85 min | 2017 | Turkey/Germany | Not RatedPresented in Arabic with English subtitlesMr. 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?Winner: Best Documentary–2017 Chicago International Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest

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  • Presented By: Utah Film Center
  • Dates: July 21, 2018
  • Location: Leona Wagner Black Box Theater
  • Address: 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Time: 3:45 PM to 11:59 PM
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