As chaos broke out during the Egyptian uprising in 2011, a group of young filmmakers took to the streets to document the waves of protests that swept their neighborhood and ultimately their country. The resulting film is a gritty, no-holds-barred, insider account of the historic events that eventually led to the ouster of long-time President Hosni Mubarak.
The documentary also follows the filmmakers themselves as they struggle to navigate the violence and new uncertainty facing their country. In this excerpt, Karim El Hakim, one of the directors of 1/2 Revolution, describes the genesis of the film and explains why he believes the revolution is still unfinished. He also previews gripping scenes from the protests that overturned a 30-year dictatorship.
1/2 Revolution was directed by Karim El Hakim and Omar Shargawi. The film is a co-production between Danish Globus Film and Egyptian Prophecy Films. H/T the ifilestv