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 before the revolution and argues that it is ahistorical to impose 2011 as any kind of watershed in the sphere of filmmaking. We will be looking at the website together and discussing the insights that emerge. Should be an interesting conversation.
For more information: https://wp.nyu.edu/cmch/event/2015/12/16/filming-revolution/