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Mr. Gay Syria

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12:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
www.tiff.net

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Rainbow Railroad

Mr. Gay Syria follows two Syrian refugees trying to rebuild their lives and create the largest platform possible to shed light on the refugee crisis and how it effects the LGBTQ community.

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 LGBTQ movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty pageant as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

With roadblocks at every corner, we witness the struggle for one gay Syrian vying for the title of Mr. Gay World in order to live freely.

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