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#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Action, Biography | 18 May 2014 (USA)
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.


Joe Piscatella


Joe Piscatella
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ala'a Basatneh Ala'a Basatneh ... Herself - #chicagoGirl
Aous Al-Mubarak Aous Al-Mubarak ... Himself (as Aous al-Mubarak)
Bassel Shehadeh Bassel Shehadeh ... Himself (as Bassel Shahade)
Mazhar 'Omar' Tayara Mazhar 'Omar' Tayara ... Himself - Citizen Journalist
David Gorodyansky David Gorodyansky ... Himself - Internet Security Expert
Sascha Meinrath Sascha Meinrath ... Himself - Director, Open Technology Institute
Zaynep Tufekci Zaynep Tufekci ... Herself - Berkman Center, Harvard University (as Zeynep Tufekci)
Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen ... Himself - Writer, 'The Potester' for Time's Person of the Year 2011
Wael Ghonim Wael Ghonim ... Himself - Internet Activist (archive footage)
Louie Basatneh Louie Basatneh ... Himself - Ala'a's Brother
Maher Basatneh Maher Basatneh ... Himself - Ala'a's Father
Bashar al-Assad ... Himself (archive footage)
Amr Al-Azm Amr Al-Azm ... Himself - Former Member, Syrian National Council (as Dr. Amr Al Azm)
Hafez al-Assad Hafez al-Assad ... Himself (archive footage)
James Galvin James Galvin ... Himself - Author, 'Arab Uprisings' (as Prof. James Gelvin)


A socially networked group of unarmed activists, in and out of Syria, use Facebook, Youtube and camera phones to fight one of the world's most brutal dictators and turn the world's eyes to the human rights atrocities in Syria. But just because the world can see the violence doesn't mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, the individuals in the network must decide for themselves which is the more powerful weapon to bring down the Assad regime: camera phones or AK-47s. Written by Anonymous

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Evolution of Revolution: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator See more »

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