Scene from the film Crop
Scene from the film Crop
Scene from the film Crop
Scene from the film Crop
Scene from the film Crop
Scene from the film Crop


  • Egypt
  • Germany
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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.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
  • Cinematography
    Melanie Brugger
  • Editing
    Johanna Domke, Emad Maher
  • Sound
    Bilghan Öziş, Lisa Wagner
  • Runtime
    47 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Egypt
    • Germany
  • Format
    • 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 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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