Seeing revolution non-linearly: www.filmingrevolution.org

Lebow, Alisa (2016) Seeing revolution non-linearly: www.filmingrevolution.org. Visual Anthropology, 29 (3). pp. 278-295. ISSN 0894-9468

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Abstract

Filming Revolution, launched in 2015, is an online interactive data base documentary tracing the strands and strains of independent (mostly) documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution. Consisting of edited interviews with 30 filmmakers, archivists, activists, and artists based in Egypt, the website is organised by the themes that emerged from the material, allowing the viewer to engage in an unlimited set of “curated dialogues” about issues related to filmmaking in Egypt since 2011. With its constellatory interactive design, Filming Revolution creates as much as documents a community of makers, as it attempts to grapple with approaches to filmmaking in the wake of such momentous historical events. The non-hierarchical polysemous structure of the project is meant to echo the rhizomatic, open-ended aspect of the revolution and its aftermath, in yet another affirmation and instantiation of contemporary civil revolution as a non-linear, ever-unfolding, on-going, event.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Arab Spring, Egypt, Revolution, Documentary Film, Film Studies, Filmmaking
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures > PN1995.9.A-Z Other special topics, A-Z > PN1995.9.D6 Documentary films
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Depositing User: Alisa Lebow
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 06:52
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59665

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