The Reluctant Revolutionary

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
Runtime
70min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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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Details

  • Original Title
    The Reluctant Revolutionary
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Johnny Burke
  • Runtime
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
    • Ireland
  • Format
    • 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

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