VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

TAHRIR, LIBERATION SQUARE

V' 11

TAHRIR, LIBERATION SQUARE

Stefano Savona
F/I/Ägypten, 2011
Documentaries, 91min, OmeU

TAHRIR, LIBERATION SQUARE

Stefano Savona
F/I/Ägypten, 2011
Documentaries, 91min, OmeU

Sound: 
Jean Mallet
Camera: 
Stefano Savona
Editor: 
Penelope Bortoluzzi
Production: 
Picofilms Dugong Production
World Sales: 
Picofilms
Format: 
DCP
Color

Cairo, February 2011. Young Egyptians Elsayed, Noha and Ahmed are part of the revolution. They occupy the Square day and night, talking, shouting and singing alongside thousands of other Egyptians, expressing everything they could not say out loud until now. The regime’s bloody repressions fuels the revolt; in Tahrir, resistance holds strong, people are learning to discuss the issues, how to throw stones, invent slogans and tend to the wounded, defy the army and maintain the ground they have gained: a space for freedom where the rhetoric is intoxicating. Tahrir, Liberation Square is a film written in the faces, hands, and voices of those who experienced this period in the Square. It is a day-to-day account of the revolution, alongside its protagonists.