Clapham Picturehouse are presenting a screening of a really quite remarkable film about the Arab Spring called ‘The Uprising’ which is made up wholly of video footage filmed by residents of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
The screening is on Monday 23rd March at 20:30, and more details are available on their website at: www.opencitydocsfest.com/films/uprising
The Uprising shows us the Arab Spring 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.
Peter Snowdon’s award-winning 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.