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½ REVOLUTION + short screening in Glasgow
Scottish Premiere | Director Q&A
"A timely movie unlikely to lose its power anytime soon" Indiewire
When waves of protests escalate outside their window during the first chaotic days of the Egyptian Revolution, directors Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim take to the streets to capture the extraordinary events unfolding around them. Overnight, as in countless other homes across the city, terror and excitement spill over into once safe havens and force them to choose between staying with the action and looking after their families. Perhaps the most powerfully immersive film to emerge from the Arab Spring, ½ Revolution was the deserving winner of Best Film at this year’s Al Jazeera Film Festival. Preceded by the short film Phone call from Cairo (Yiotis Vrantzas, Greece 2012).
We are delighted to welcome award-winning director Omar Shargawi to GMAC for a Q&A following this screening.
This event is preceded at GMAC at 2pm by Global Encounters: representing global issues on film, shorts and seminar. Buy a joint ticket for both events for just £8/£6, or to buy tickets for Global Encounters separately visit globalencounters.eventbrite.com, where you will also find full details of this event. Both events are part of Take One Action Fim Festival.
To view our full festival programme visit our website.
1/2 Revolution is also showing in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 September. Click here for more information.
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Take One Action Film Festivals
Take One Action is Scotland’s global action cinema project. We link audiences, movies, campaigners and communities to inspire shared responses to issues of global concern. Our annual festival and tour bring the best of all the action together. See all our tour events at www.facebook.com/takeoneaction/events