The camera as a weapon.
In early 2011, during the 18-day popular uprising that led to Mubarak’s fall , very few Egyptian directors were able to film , overwhelmed by the intensity of the events. But soon, they took part with their own weapons, their cameras, and each in their own way tried to participate in this long and difficult process of transforming that is a revolution. Filmed between May and December 2011 , Florence Tran shot the film during the historic days of the revolution. She follows seven directors who seized their camera to witness this historic moment.
Among them, is Ibrahim El Batout , in the filming of Winter of Discontent feature in this edition of NOWAVE, and Mohamed Diab, director of the films Women of the Bus 678 , and Clash , selected in official competition this year at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.