A Doomed Generation (Ouled Ammar) [DOC] | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

A Doomed Generation (Ouled Ammar) [DOC] | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Wed 5 Nov |18:30 |Ritzy Brixton

A Doomed Generation (Ouled Ammar) [DOC], EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Dir. Nasreddine Ben Maati
Tunisia. 2014. 61min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

Through the testimonies of five bloggers jailed a few days before the January 14th revolution in Tunisia, A Doomed Generation charts the struggle of cyber dissidents against Ben Ali’s censorship. This insightful documentary traces the bloggers’ activism and mobilisation through the web and their influence over social media networks. It is also a report of the disillusionment of the Tunisian youth, who in the aftermath of the revolution, have been deprived of their aspirations for freedom and democracy.

+ Spring Shoots
Dir. Intissar Belaid Tunisia. 2014. 23min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

In the outskirts of the city of El Kef, children talk about their experiences of revolution. From their stories and imaginations, beautiful animated images are born.

+ Virtual
Dir. Nada Riyadh Egypt. 2014. 11min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

Through a series of Facebook updates, we witness a day in the life of a law student and activist, who sacrifi ces time with her family in order to spend her days involved in a workers’ strike. Based on multiple accounts of female activists, Virtual explores Egypt’s gender dynamics, focusing on the active role of women post-Revolution.

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