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From the Chicago suburbs, an American teenager helps run the Syrian revolution. With social media, she helps her network expose regime atrocities. But as the violence rages everyone must choose their weapon: Facebook or AK-47s.

  • DirectorJoe Piscatellar
  • Runtime: 1 hr 13 min
  • StudioAmplify Releasing
  • QualityHD
  • Starring Alaa Basatneh

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#ChicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
miyad@postmaster.co.uk
Five Stars

Excellent movie showing the spirit of the Syrian Revolutions and its early heros.

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