Mr. Gay Syria
First screened in September 2017
Director: Ayşe Toprak. Documentary about a competition among gay Syrian men living in exile in Istanbul, staged to draw more global attention to their multiply embattled community.

Twitter Capsule: Pageant build-up is delicious, inspiring, and complex, and that's not even half the film. Deeply humane document.

VOR:   I'm a highly susceptible audience but beyond its documentary value and human-interest hook, I was impressed by its avoidance of easy narratives.

Photo © 2017 Taskovski Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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