The Uprising

The Uprising


Script: Peter Snowdon, Bruno Tracq
Editing: Bruno Tracq, Peter Snowdon
Sound: Olivier Touche
Music: Olivier Touche
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic, English

Consisting of amateur video footage of the Arab Spring uploaded onto YouTube, this documentary presents seven days of the uprising, captured from the inside. Blurry but unfiltered images of protestors, brutal police crackdowns, and destroyed cities show that the best way to understand chaos is to be a part of it.

When the cameraman asks a man standing on the street to describe the events of recent days, he answers, “This is the real Egypt. Before, we were living somewhere else. We are all pilgrims, emigrants, exiles.”

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1060 Brussels, Belgium
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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Opus Bonum
Awards: Best World Documentary Film
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: English


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