In a brief reflection piece for the Toronto Film Festival Blog The Review, Salti posits the site as one ‘brilliant yet modest proposal’ as to how one might archive images from the revolution. Read her post here.
The Filming Revolution website as well as the talk given about it at i-Docs 2016 is reviewed here: http://blog.rtve.es/webdocs/2016/03/filming-revolution-la-revoluci%C3%B3n-filmada-parte-2.html
Al Ahram English ran an article on 9 Feb 2016, about all of the Egyptian projects, in-progress and finished films, featured in this year’s Berlinale. Amongst the highlights, is the premiere of Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City, starring Khalid Abdalla and Laila Samy. Read the article here.
We will be presenting Filming Revolution at i-Docs 2016, the pre-eminent international conference on interactive documentary, 2-4 March. As a taster, Anna Weihl interviewed Alisa Lebow about the project: http://i-docs.org/2016/01/18/an-appetizer-for-filming-revolution-at-i-docs-2016/
We had a London launch of the website at the Whitechapel Gallery on 14 January 2016. Billed as a ‘five years on’ reflection about the Egyptian Revolution, we nonetheless limited our discussion, for the most part, to questions tied to filmmaking. After formally presenting the website, Alisa Lebow was joined in conversation by Khalid Abdalla, … [Read more…]
I will be in conversation with filmmaker, curator, PhD student, Alia Ayman who was also a participant in Filming Revolution. Ayman was one of the participants most resistant to the idea that independent filmmaking in Egypt should be marked by a before and after of the revolution. She rightfully points to the changes afoot well … [Read more…]
Just Out: An interview with Jadaliyya editor, Anthony Alessandrini: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/23217/filming-revolution_an-interview-with-alisa-lebow
On 24 October, 2015, Jadaliyya posted this: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/23004/filming-revolution
In the first public interview about the Filming Revolution website, published bilingually in Arabic and English, Alisa Lebow talks with curator Nida Ghouse and Arts and Culture Editor for Mada Masr, Jenifer Evans about the advent and process of making the project. http://www.madamasr.com/sections/culture/qa-filming-revolution-new-egypt-focused-interactive-website
It is here where I will be posting news about the website, ideas generated by the site as they come up, links to longer articles related to this project, and more.