Mother of the World

(2011, motion picture, 12 minutes)

Six million tons, suspended by the slightest gesture.

Mother of the World presents a series of brief vignettes of Cairo just prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. These fragmented scenes choreograph class structure and foreign influence into an intimate, poetic view of a nation about to change.

Now available for streaming on Amazon Video—free with an Amazon Prime membership, or you can buy a copy for your permanent digital library.

You can read the blog series of the entire trip to Egypt that lead to this film here: Complete Cairo Posts.

Selected Screenings and Awards:

  • Surplus/Lack—Morega, CA
  • NewFilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives
  • World Premiere: Videofest—Dallas, TX
  • Preview: UFVA—Boston, MA