Teen Spirit / UK premiere

#ChicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes On a Dictator

  • Joe Piscatella /
  • USA, Syria /
  • 2013 /
  • 74 mins

Ala’a Basatneh / Documentary / English, Arabic

A story of social activism and social media proving that anything is possible with an internet connection The story of a 19-year-old student who leads the marches in Syria from her bedroom, #chicagoGirl documents a new kind of revolution not just taking place in the streets. Through testimonial footage and homemade YouTube videos, we learn what it's really like for rebels on the ground and the people trying to help them. A raw and often inspiring look at how the Facebook generation is making a political impact on a global scale. [15]

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