By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 27, 2013 at 4:21PM
And finally, 1/2 Revolution, directed by Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim - a 2012 Sundance Film Festival entry, an immediate, visceral, first-person documentation of just a few days of a still ongoing struggle, one year after that first day, January 25, 2011 (also referred to as the "Day of Revolt"), when protests erupted throughout Egypt, with tens of thousands gathered in multiple cities all over the country, targeting the then autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak (30 years in the making) - the poverty, unemployment, and government corruption.
No pomp and circumstance, no flash and dash, just raw footage of a few days of a historic moment in time, cut into a 72 minute rush - shades of another movie about a revolution - Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle Of Algiers - the 1966 film on Algeria's struggles for independence from under French rule.
Karim El Hakim and Omar Shargawi directed the film.
Virgil will release the film on DVD on September 24.
Trailer follows below: