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21 March 2015 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Hot Chocolate
The Steeple Church, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DG United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: #ChicagoGirl - The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

Director: Joe Piscatella | Countries of production: Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 2013 | Length: 72 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

An American teen helps run the revolution in Syria from her bedroom.

Armed with Facebook, Skype and camera phones, 19-year-old Ala’a and her social network on the ground in Syria collaborate to dodge snipers and shelling and document some of the 160,000 Syrian deaths that the world can’t otherwise see. But getting the message out isn’t necessarily enough. As revolution rages on, everyone in the network must finally decide whether to fight on as journalists, or take up rebel arms themselves.


Beyond the Screen

All events incorporate the opportunity for audiences to respond and share ideas for local action: join us after the film for a post-screening discussion hosted by Hot Chocolate participants.


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