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“The War Within” | Gay Muslim Man’s Struggle and Journey to Love and Accept Himself

We Are One+Together is proud to premier “The War Within,” a short film by Zaher Saleh, in honor of Pride Month around the world and in support of our Mr. Gay Syria asylum efforts. “The War Within” tells a personal story of a gay Muslim man’s struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, his longing for acceptance from his family and his journey to love and accept himself.

“This is the premise of the new documentary Mr. Gay Syria, written and directed by Ayşe Toprak, hitting the festival circuit this summer―but also the intro to a Change.org petition seeking to help the Mr. Gay Syria contestants secure asylum. The doc and the petition are part of the nonprofit We Are One+Together’s  Mr. Gay Syria campaign, which it launched June 21 with a special screening of the short film War Within, in partnership with Visionaire.” – OUT

Written & Directed
Zaher Saleh

from Zirkova One+Together