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.
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