January Shift

Emad Mabrouk  |  AFAC Express  |  2012  |  Egypt
This short narrative film examines revolution from the perspective of ‘the other side,’ that of the counter-revolutionary sniper. Who is this character whose actions are knowingly and directly lethal? What does it mean when murderer and murdered were perhaps once neighbors or relatives or old family friends? The film seeks to shed light on this strange human capacity to uphold beliefs which can lead to committing the utmost crime against the closest of people.