According to TIME MAGAZINE, 2011’s "Person of the Year" wasn’t a single individual, but a generational fenomenon: the protesters around the world, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street.
article featured pictures from anonymous militants, including several
egyptians protesters, symbols of the movement that brought down the
Mubarak government. However, they are not anonymous: we’re talking about
countless personal stories that came together during the 2011 riots and
now, for the first time, are living in a democratic government. "The Revolution of the Year"
is a documentary feature film about the young egyptians that dropped
everything and risked their lives for a common cause, a look at these
protesters before, during and after the revolution.
A crowdfunded docummentary will take a closer look at
these three moments of the revolutionary process. It will show how life
in Egypt was before the democratic government - and how the Arab Spring happened - with footage made by the characters themselves. During the presidential elections in June 2012, our film crew was in Cairo,
documenting the event on Tahrir Square. Side by side with the very same
protesters featured on Time, we experienced the tension, euphoria, and
ultimately, the disappointment they faced with this new democracy.
You can help fund the making of the film here
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