On 14 January 2019 the third screening of the PCI Film Series will take place. The film 1/2 Revolution (2011, Omar Shargawi, Karim el Hakim, Egypt, Denmark) will be shown.
In the PCI Film Series a selection of films, shown monthly, that draw on a variety of different contexts in our postcolonial world. The series is organized annually and invites all interested in our European postcolonial present and the representation of its political, cultural and aesthetic realities and challenges. 1/2 Revolution will be introduced by Sara Verderi (MCW/ Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University).
1/2 Revolution, Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim's visceral, verite personal documentary focusing on 11 days of the 18-day revolution, captures the ground-level events with a gut-churning immediacy and veracity often missing from news reports, as well as amateur footage posted to the Internet. Well-suited to a multi-platform theatrical/VOD release, the film is poised to go viral in a manner that could potentially help shape future political developments in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.
Watch the trailer here.