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‘Mr. Gay Syria’: Sheffield Review @ Screendaily!

A moving case for visibility in the face of hatred and violence

Our news from Sheffield are fulfilled with great reviews.  Mr Gay Syria has impressive one coming from Allan Hunter for the ScreenDaily!

Given the hatred and violence directed towards the LGBT+ community in Syria by ISIS, the very notion of a Mr. Gay Syria seems frivolous at best and tasteless at worst. Ayse Toprak’s moving documentary makes a persuasive case that visibility is a vital weapon in the fight against oppression. The story of lives changed, for good or ill, by the competition should find a warm welcome from festivals, especially those with an LGBT+ or human rights focus…(read the full review here)

Mr Gay Syria