Revolution, where are you? In today’s Egypt, aspirations for freedom are caught between the iron grip of Field Marshal Sissi and the absolute necessity to live. Four young Egyptians who participated in the January 2011 uprising reflect on their own history, their own image, and share their feelings about the current situation.
What kind of life can they lead in this context of violent repression and nationalist propaganda, after an unprecedented burst of freedom? What is the legacy – or the burden – of a youth who was at the forefront of the revolt? Still Alive paints an intimate portrait of an emerging generation, its political commitment and its disappointed dreams.
“I felt this urgency in the face of the current dictatorship’s attempt to rewrite Egypt’s recent history. Heroes are reinvented, demonstrators are put in prison, the Muslim Brotherhood is accused of massacres committed by the army. In the face of this media propaganda, this story becomes necessary.”