Synopsis:

Still Alive tells the story of four young Egyptians – Eman, Soleyfa, Ammar and Kirilos – from the revolution of January 2011 until the 5th anniversary of the uprising, in January 2016. Over those five years, their lives have been deeply turned upside down. They have evolved, been through crises, and had to face decisive choices, not necessarily in line with their original ideals. The four of them take a look at their own past, their own image, and share their feelings about their current situation.

Still Alive is a movie about the passing of time and scattering ideals, in a context of violent repression and nationalist propaganda. What life could be like, in Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s military regime, after this unprecedented momentum of freedom? What does existence mean, amid such economic turmoil? What legacy – or burden – to carry on for this youth who was at the forefront of the revolt?

Director's filmography:
- Shams (Short)
- Rester vivants (2017 - Feature)
Web:
Rayuela Productions
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2017
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
110'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Rayuela productions
Sales:
Rayuela Productions- Laurence Buelens
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