Filming Revolution

Winner of the Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2020

filming revolution

Stanford University Press, 2018

Filming Revolution is an interactive data-based documentary archive about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution.

Bringing together the collective wisdom and creative strategies of media-makers in Egypt, before during and after the revolution, the website consists of 30 interviews, edited thematically, with Egyptian filmmakers, artists, activists and archivists, talking about their work and their ideas about how (and whether) to make films in the time of revolution.

This project represents and attempt to integrate theory and practice, and more particularly to ‘practice’ film scholarship interactively.

This project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and additional support provided by University of Sussex. 

filming revolution in the press

Interview with Ana Wiehl (read here)

Blog post by Rasha Salti in The Review

Review by Sophie Mayer in Sight and Sound

Project profile on Warscapes

Interview with Anthony Alessandrini Jadaliyya

Interview with Nida Ghouse and Jenifer Evans Mada Masr