Joe Piscatella, Director, #ChicagoGirl – The Social Media Takes On a Dictator.
Festival Section: Teen Spirit.
FRED interviews Joe Piscatella, director of #CHICAGOGIRL – THE SOCIAL MEDIA TAKES ON A DICTATOR, shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014.
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.
Reporter: Matt Micucci.