Crop

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • Germany
  • Egypt
Duration
47min
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Crop is an absorbing account of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 – one that includes no images of the popular uprising itself. Filmed entirely within the offices of Al-Ahram, the country’s largest state-run newspaper, the film is a series of carefully composed tableaux that expose the institution’s functioning and the former regime’s strict control over information. To explain what we are seeing, a photojournalist, who missed the revolution because he was in the hospital, provides voiceover narration. With their formal mastery and perceptive framing, Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara inspire us to think about the power of images.

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  • Original title
    Crop
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Melanie Brugger
  • Editing
    Johanna Domke, Emad Maher
  • Sound
    Bilghan Öziş, Lisa Wagner
  • Duration
    47 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Egypt
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina, Milano, Italy
    • Ischia Film Festival, Ischia, Italy
    • New Filmmakers | New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal
    • Muslihat OK Video Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan
    • Beirut International Film Festival, Libanon
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany
    • RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada
    • Kasseler Dokumentar und Videofest, Germany
    • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Arab Camera Filmfestival Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Awards
    • Golden Key Honorable mention at Kasseler Dokfilmfest

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