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Out of Iraq

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5:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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FCJ Refugee Centre Ismaili Queers

Follow the journey of Nayyef and Btoo, a gay Iraqi couple, as they meet, fall in love and struggle to reunite, in the moving documentary, Out Of Iraq.

Nayyef and Btoo meet during the height of the Iraq War. Nayyef is a translator for the American army and Btoo is a soldier in the Iraqi army. Love blossoms quickly. The couple, however, decide that staying in Iraq is far too dangerous. While Nayyef is able to obtain an American visa, there is little chance of Btoo receiving the same. Yet the couple never give up hope of being together again, even as the years between them stretch further and further apart.

A highly engaging and deeply compelling documentary produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Out of Iraq stands as a portrait of the great risks a brave couple will hazard for love, and as a reminder of the dangers that LGBT people in Iraq continue to face.

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FCJ Refugee Centre Ismaili Queers