Logical Revolts

Louis Henderson

2012 | 00:44:34 | France | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: History, Middle East, Post-colonialism

“Trying to think the revolution is like waking and trying to see the logic in a dream...”.

A film in search of the traces of Egyptian civilian resistance against colonial and military oppression, from 1952 - 2012, filmed on location in Cairo, Port Said and the Sinai desert. A script is discovered in a museum archive, for a controversial film made by the United Nations about the Suez crisis of 1956, which was banned and never screened. Intrigued by a possible connection to the present situation, the filmmaker travels to Egypt to uncover some truths about this document, and in the process reflects on the 2011 revolution and the historical events that led up to it.

Logical Revolts is an archaeology of January 25th 1952 to January 25th 2012, revealing the stratigraphic layers that build up from the rubble of history. A mystery, an allegory of revolution.

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