:The Uprising

Screening Schedule

17.08, 22:00, KINO BAHÇE

The Uprising

Belgium/UK, 2013, Colour, 78 min

The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi-camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again. This feature-length documentary is composed entirely of videos made by citizens and long-term residents of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen. The film uses this footage, not to recount the actual chronology of events or analyse their causes, but to create an imaginary pan-Arab uprising that exists (for the moment) only on the screen.

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Peter Snowdon was born and brought up in Northumberland, England. From 1997 to 2000 he lived in Egypt, where he was a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly. On his return to Europe, he began working in film and video, while continuing to travel regularly in North Africa and the Middle East. His short films have screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Cinema Vérité (Tehran), Experiments in Cinema, Ecrans documentaires, Entrevues and Abandon Normal Devices, as well as at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His work is distributed by the Collectif Jeune Cinéma and Dérives magazine.
Torino FF, 2013. Documentary Fortnight, MoMA, NYC, 2014. Hamburg Documentary Film Week, 2014. Opus Bonum Award for Best International Documentary Film - Jihlava IDFF 2013.

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13 rue de Belgrade, boîte 9,

1190 Brussels, Belgium

+32 484 296808


Screening Schedule

17.08, 22:00, KINO BAHÇE


International Dox


Peter Snowdon


Bruno Tracq


Peter Snowdon


Olivier Touche


Bruno Tracq, Peter Snowdon


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