When the 2011 Arab Spring  happened in Syria, there was someone was writing about her experiences on a blog called A Gay Girl in Damascus. Well, there’s more to the story than just the daring posts Amina Arraf wrote. Director Sophie Deraspe explores the background of Amina’s story in her documentary A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile, which made its premiere at Sundance this past January.

The first poster and trailer for the film have been released and you can check them out below! The film hits theaters July 24, 2015.

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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