Mr. Gay Syria

Mr. Gay Syria

Mr. Gay Syria
Ayse Toprak
France, Germany, Turkey | 2017 | 87 min.


Category: Panorama

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English

Hold a beauty contest for gays from Syria at a time when Europe is facing a refugee crisis? Some might call it madness, but for Mahmoud, Husein and other contestants, it's an opportunity to call attention to the violations of gay and lesbian rights in their country.

When the so-called Islamic State began murdering gays in Syria, Mahmoud, a refugee living in Berlin, decided to hold a beauty contest called Mr. Gay Syria. This was to call attention to the fact that, despite the large number of dead Syrian gays and lesbians, there are still many alive who are fighting for their rights. The newspaper headlines, however, do little to help their efforts. Husein is on his way to the international round of the competition, held in Malta. He works in Turkey as a barber, dreams of a better future and a journey to Europe. He lives a double life between his gay identity and his conservative family with a wife and a small daughter. Can this split life ever be reconciled?

Ayse Toprak

Filmography
2017 - Mr. Gay Syria

Sales

Nevena Milasinovic
Taskovski Films Ltd.
e-mail: submissions@taskovskifilms.com

Projection

08. 03. 22:15 Evald Czech premiere Tickets
10. 03. 16:00 Svetozor - Small Hall Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 20:30 Bio OKO Discussion Tickets

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