#ChicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

All Equal? Close Up Sisters
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

Screened as part of TOAFF14

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.

“Embodies the idealistic spirit of its subject”

Seattle International Film Festival 2014, Nominated, Documentary Award
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Amsterdam.  Doc U Award Winner

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