Still Alive

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 80min
Still Alive
  • Arabic
  • English

Five years after the Egyptian revolution that overthrew the Mubarak regime, four young Egyptians look back on that event and how it has changed their lives.

Awards

AWARDS: Winner of the Silver FIFOG Award. FIFOG/ Winner of the 2017 SCAM prize for Audiovisual documentary. SCAM/ Nominee for the 2018 Magritte Awards’ Best Documentary

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: FIFF Namur/ DOK Leipzig/ Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles/ Festival du film franco-arabe de Amman/ FIDADOC Agadir/ Festival du film arabe de Tübingen/ Escales Documentaires de La Rochelle/ Festival du film franco-arabe de Noisy-Le-Sec/ Festival Vues d’Afriques de Montréal/ Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève

 

 

Still Alive. A revolution and four young Egyptians

A rebel Muslim Sister forced into exile, an activist who discovers maternity and feels muzzled, a laic artist totally devoted to the revolutionary cause and a Coptic Christian who questions opinions he was being dictated since ever. 

Still Alive tells the story of four young Egyptians – Eman, Soleyfa, Ammar and Kirilos – from the revolution of January 2011 until the 5th anniversary of the uprising, in January 2016. 

Over those five years, their lives have been deeply turned upside down. They have evolved, been through crises, and had to face decisive choices, not necessarily in line with their original ideals. 

The four of them take a look at their own past, their own image, and share their feelings about their current situation.