858 - An Archive of Resistance
This is an archive of video footage shot by various Egyptian citizens, during the period 2011-2013. It is curated by a media collective called Mosireen, who were part of the revolutionary protest movement. They sought to challenge the official state media narratives, which were hostile to the revolution. In particular, the group wanted to document violence and human rights abuses perpetrated by the security forces.
In creating this archive, members of Mosireen hope to keep alive the memory of the revolution, which the current Egyptian regime is working to destroy.
Mosireen collective , “858 - An Archive of Resistance,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 30, 2023, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/219.
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