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#CHICAGOGIRL

Directed by Joe Piscatella [74 minutes and a one hour version]

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RIGHTS AVAILABILITY:        [] INTERNATIONAL        [] US EDUCATIONAL*        [  ] US DIGITAL

Synopsis

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“Alaa Basatneh isn't the only one conducting this electronic media war - there are many others, who later became sources for more traditional media outlets - but the story of this Syrian girl deserves to have an entire film devoted to her...She represents a generation of strong Arab women, capable of doing a lot for their society and country, when given the chance.”—AL JAZEERA

“What's relatively fresh and interesting about the documentary #chicagogirl...is its emphasis on the logistics, and its remarkable protagonist.”—The Hollywood Reporter

Awards

Official Selection IDFA

WINNER DOC U Competition - IDFA

WINNER Cinema for Peace Justice Award—Cinema for Peace Foundation Berlin

WINNER Golden Butterfly in Student's Choice category, Amnesty International's Movies That Matter, The Hague.

WINNER Museum of Emigration Award (best film about emigration and expatriates) and SPECIAL MENTION Canon of Cinematography Award, Planete+Doc, Warsaw.

TOP 10 HUMAN RIGHTS HEROES of 2014: #ChicagoGirl and Ala'a Basatneh, Amnesty International

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