2015-Competition, Shadows of Life
France, 2014, 111’
Editing: Saskia Berthod, Chantal Piquet
Photography: Anna Roussillon
Sound: Térence Meunier, Jean-Charles Bastion
Halk Eğitim Merkezi, Saturday 16:00- 18:00
Synopsis: As the Egyptian people rise up in Tahrir Square, rural villagers in the south watch the revolution on TV. From the overthrow of Mubarak to the fall of Morsi, the film follows the upheavals through the eyes of Farraj, a peasant in the Nile valley near Luxor. In the daily life of the farmer, between hopes and disappointments, change is a long time coming.
Director: Born in 1980 in Beyrouth, Anna Roussillon grew up in Cairo, then moved to Paris. She studied philosophy, linguistics, language, literature and Arab civilization and documentary filmmaking in Lussas (France). Having studied Arabic, she teaches in Lyon, translates literary texts, participates in radio programs while working on various film projects in relation with Egypt. “I am the People” is her first feature documentary.
Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2014 – Best World Documentary, Best Debut Film
Blefort Entrevues, France, 2014 – Best Feature Film, Audience Feature Film Award
Festival International de Cine San Cristobal, Mexico, 2015 – Best World Documentary
Hong Kong Film Festival, China, 2015 – Best Documentary
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg, Germany, 2015 – Best Documentary