Avant la révolution

Ahmed El Attar

in Arabic with french subtiltles

With radical stage direction and a savage pair of actors, Ahmed El Attar plumbs the depths of the long, 20-year period leading up to 2011, and tries to determine the causes of the mass revolt in Egypt.
A man and a woman dressed in white stand before the audience, trapped on a bed of nails. Their uninterrupted dialogue is a gripping collage of stories made from snippets of soap operas, prayers, football anthems, and anecdotes stolen from the streets of Cairo or family life. Through this, Ahmed El Attar delivers a bold and provocative analysis of the mechanics underlying political turmoil.


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