The Reluctant Revolutionary

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing times in Yemen, offering poignant moments of reflection, loss, anger and hope on the unknown road to revolution. Filmed over the course of the past year with exceptional access to a country where no other camera crews or journalists were allowed to remain, we see Kais's journey from pro-President to reluctant revolutionary, joining angry protesters in the increasingly bloody streets of Sana'a.

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  • Original title
    The Reluctant Revolutionary
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Johnny Burke
  • Duration
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
    • Ireland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Tenfoot Films Ltd.
  • Festivals
    • Special Jury Prize, Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia, 2012
    • Audience Award, EBS International Documentary Festival, South Korea, 2012
    • Santa Rosa International Film Festival, USA, 2012
    • International Ethnographic Film Festival, Sardinia, Italy, 2012
    • Stranger Than Fiction Film Festival, Ireland, 2012
    • Tri Continental Film Festival, South Africa, 2012
    • Dokufest Prizren, Kosovo, 2012
    • Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK, 2012
    • DocAviv: Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2012
    • Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada, 2012
    • Middle East Now Festival, Florence, Italy, 2012
    • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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