My love for you, egypt, increases by the day
Digitized Super-8 Film, 6.18 min
On January 27th, 2011 Egyptian authorities succeeded in shutting down the country's international internet access points in response to growing protests. Over one weekend, a group of programmers developed a platform called Speak2Tweet that would allow Egyptians to post their breaking news on Twitter via voicemail despite internet cuts. The result was thousands of heartfelt messages from Egyptians recording their emotions by phone. .
This experimental film presents a selected Speak2Tweet message of a man professing his love to Egypt prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime on February 11, 2011 and juxtaposes it with the abandoned structures that represented the long-lasting effects of a corrupt dictatorship.
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Arab Film Festival, Berlin November 2011
Pixxelpoint, Ljubljana December 2011
Open Systems, Vienna January 2012
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Re:Publica, Berlin May 2012
exURBAN Screens Melbourne June 2012