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Archives


Title

Filming Revolution

Subject

archive

Description

Filming Revolution is a collection of interviews, film clips and thematic texts on the subject of documentary and independent filmmaking in Egypt after the 2011 Revolution. It includes interviews with thirty filmmakers, artists, activists, and archivists, who share their thoughts and experiences of filmmaking during this period. The creator, Alisa Lebow, constructs a collaborative project, joining her interviewees in conversation to investigate questions about the evolving forms of political filmmaking.
The interviews can be explored via their connections to each other, across parameters such as themes, projects, or people. Each constellation of material allows users to engage in a curated conversation that creates a dialogue between filmmakers operating in the same space but who may not necessarily know of each other's work or ideas. Topics highlighted range from the role of activism in filming to the limits of representation or the impact of practical considerations of production and distribution.

The innovative constellatory design of Filming Revolution makes an aesthetic commentary about the experience of the revolution, its fragmented development, and its shifting meanings, thereby advancing arguments about political documentary via both content and form, simultaneously re-imagining formats of political documentary and scholarly communication.

Creator

Alisa Lebow

Publisher

Stanford University Press

Date Published

26/04/2019

Rights

Stanford University Press

Related Resources

Language

English

Date Created

26/04/2019

Citation

Alisa Lebow, “Filming Revolution,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 3, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/215.

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