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6th DMZ Docs(2014)

I AM DOCU



Waves

Ahmed NOUR

  • Egypt
  • 2013
  • 74min
  • DCP
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

Waves is a film about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. To be more precise, this film can be described as a meditative essay on the city of Suez. Suez, where the first victim was killed by the police during a protest against the country’s autocratic rule, became ‘the flame of the Egyptian Revolution”. Waves poses some deep questions upon the revolution through a range of cinematic languages. The director brings to life his own personal recollection using animation and official footage, which then poses questions about the past. For example, why did Suez, the wealthiest city in Egypt, serve as ‘the flame of the Egyptian Revolution’? At the same time, the camera directs its gaze upon the nature (waves and crows in particular) found in Suez, thereby asking questions about the present and the future. Why is the revolution, achieved through the sacrifice of countless victims, now in danger of being aborted? The film shines with love and trust towards the people and nature of Suez. Most of all, Waves is a ‘young’ film that offers a positive outlook based on that very love and trust. (BYUN Sung-chan)

Review

Director

  • Ahmed NOUR

    Ahmed was born in 1983, He studied TV directing & Media studies, Then he studied creative documentary film at the Arab institute of film, He has worked as first assistant director in Cinema in Egypt for 5 years. Ahmed is an amateur photographer so he usually shoots parts of his own films. Ahmed started to write & direct his own independent films since he was 18, for approximately 11 years he has acheived a TV documentary, a short film, and 2 medium length creative documentaries.Waves is Nour’s first feature length documentary film. Lately he created a Cairo based tiny production house called: “ Moug films” which is specialized in documentary film production. Nefertari’s Palms (2014) Waves (2013) But Something Is Missing (2009) A Gown and Shoes (2007)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAhmed NOUR
  • Cinematography Ahmed FATHY
  • Editor Simon EL HABRE, Meriem AMRIOUI
  • Music Markus AUST
  • Sound Emile AOUAD

Contact

Contact   Moug Films

E-mail  nourmoug@gmail.com​