Special Showing

The Uprising

Sunday, 2/23 at 5:30pm

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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The Uprising

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.

  • Director: Peter Snowdon
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Followed by a Q&A with director Peter Snowdon. Presented in collaboration with Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media.

Following the North American premier at Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, this screening is made possible by the Williams College Arabic Program and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.