• Documentary / 72 min / Denmark / 2011
Synopsis

Arriving in Cairo on assignment, 24th of January 2011, Omar Shargawi, couldn't have predicted that a day later the streets would erupt in one of the most important revolutions of this century.
Alongside fellow filmmaker Karim El Hakim, Shargawi captured the reality of the revolution that occurred out of view from the world's media, away from the square, in the alleyways and streets. In committing themselves to capturing footage the military wanted destroyed, they risked their Freedom and were arrested by the secret police. Inside they were beaten and only released when the police discovered their International passports. They fled Egypt with the film material hidden in a pram. Others were not so lucky...

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1/2 Revolution at festivals

2012:
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival, Iran
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Rep.
Dokufest Prizren, Kosova
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival, US
Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Sao Paulo It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival , Norway
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden
Sundance Film Festival, US

2011:
Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates
CPH:DOX, Denmark
Nordisk Panorama, Denmark
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