Omar Kholeif presents the London premiere of Crop (2013) a creative documentary, which explores the role that images played in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. However rather than regurgitate the harrowing frames of violence that we have come to all too often expect, the filmmakers take a subtle and unconventional route. The film focuses on the interior life inside of Egypt's oldest and most influential state newspaper, Al Ahram, from its executives to the paper room. Composed from stunning tableau shots of the building's architecture, Crop poses urgent questions about the role of the media in political life.
This screening will be accompanied by a further series of short films exploring themes of image and appropriation.
Crop is 50 minutes approx.
Total screening time: 90 minutes, plus introduction.