Film: ARIJ – Scent of Revolution
by Viola Shafik
This is the last part of the Arabic Film Series "Memory and Revolution", organized by Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V., EUME and the Werkstatt der Kulturen.
Arij – Scent of Revolution explores the past and present of revolutionary Egypt by interviewing four Egyptians with various backgrounds, of whom each tells his or her personal experience. The film maker’s inability to connect the different memories turns out to be correlated with a complex phenomenon: It is the Egyptian nation itself that has lost its aptitude to remember and connect.
Viola Shafik (Cairo / Berlin) and Mohamed Elshahed (Cairo / Art Histories and Aestethic Practices Fellow 2014/15 / EUME Fellow 2013/14)