#CHICAGOGIRL – THE SOCIAL NETWORK TAKES ON A DICTATOR

Director: Joe Piscatella
Producer: Mark Rinehart

2013 | 74 min
USA | Syria
Languages: Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she helps her social network “on the ground” in Syria to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator. But just because the world can see the violence doesn’t mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s.

*Only Available to SIMA Network Partners

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Best Director, SIMA 2015
Best Documentary, Hollywood Film Festival 2014
Maverick Film Award, Best Chronicle Los Angeles 2014
Winner – GEN DOC, Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy 2014
Cinema for Peace and Justice Award, Cinema for Peace Foundation, Berlin 2014
Winner – Golden Butterfly, Amnesty International’s Movies That Matter, The Hague 2014
Doc U Award, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2013
Special Jury Prize -Best Documentary, Napa Valley Film Festival 2014


CAMPAIGN & RESOURCES
ChicagoGirlFilm