The Trace of the Butterfly
الفيلم التسجيلي "أثر الفراشة" للمخرجة أمل رمسيس
This film is based on the story of Mary Danial, the sister of Mena Danial, who was killed in the 'Maspero massacre', on 9 October 2011, in which the army attacked mainly Coptic protestors in front of the main TV and Radio Broadcast building known as Maspero (close to Tahrir Square). Almost 30 protesters were killed.
Over a 2-year period, the director followed Mary’s journey through the Egyptian revolution with all its ups and downs of triumph, despair, and loss. Through Mary, the film highlights the personal significance of the revolution for those who participated in it.
Amal Ramsis, “The Trace of the Butterfly,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed December 7, 2023, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/28.