The Egyptian revolution was not just about a desire to change the political system. It was–most importantly– an expression of the accumulation of decades of oppression, deception, insecurity, violence, inefficiency, and depression. Before the Revolution is a theatre performance that places audiences in that emotional and intellectual moment by portraying the stagnation before an inevitable eruption.
  • Country: Egypt
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 40 mins
  • Language: Arabic with subtitles

Documentary meets fiction in this performance by the internationally renowned Cairo artist Ahmed El Attar, who takes us back to Egypt before the 2011 revolution. Two actors engage in a series of reflections on a range of themes, including love, family, oppression, money, the future and the other”

-Theatre Contemporain - France 2017


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Ross Weaver / Producer

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James Franco / Producer