1/2 revolution

Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim, Denmark, 2011

72 min.DK/Documentary

Arriving in Cairo on assignment, 27th of January 2011, documentary film-maker
Omar Shargawi couldn't have predicted that a
day later the streets would erupt in one of the most important revolutions of this century.
Alongside fellow filmmaker Karim El Hakim, Shargawi captured the reality of the revolution
that occurred out of view from the world's media, away from the square, in the alleyways
and streets. In committing themselves to capturing footage the military wanted destroyed,
they risked their freedom and were arrested by the secret police. Inside they were beaten
and only released when the police discovered their international passports. They fled
Egypt with the film material hidden in a pram.
Others were not so lucky...
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title 1/2 revolution
Danish title 1/2 revolution
Keywords Revolution, Cairo, Egypt, 2010-2019
Director Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim
Screenplay Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Karim El Hakim, Omar Shargawi
Editor Per Sandholt, Thomas Papapetros, Jeppe Bødskov
Sound Alex Pavlovic
Composer Anders Christensen
Production country Denmark
Production company Globus ApS
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales LevelK
Technical info color
Danish festival release 23.09.2011, BioCity (Århus), Nordisk Panorama
Danish theatrical release 07.12.2011
Cinemas Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Værløse Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 29 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Grønland
Online release 01.06.2012, Filmstriben
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Globus ApS
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Omar Shargawi
Direction Karim El Hakim


Script Omar Shargawi
Script Karim El Hakim


Producer Carsten Holst
Co-producer Omar Shargawi
Co-producer Karim El Hakim
Producer's assistant Jesper Jarl Pedersen
Producer's assistant Adriana Filipczuk
Coordinator: post-production Anders Vestergaard


Cinematography Karim El Hakim
Cinematography Omar Shargawi
Cinematographer: 2. unit Philippe Dip
Cinematographer: 2. unit Samaher Alquadi
Cinematographer: 2. unit Rasha Mizo
Cinematographer: 2. unit Islam Safiyyudin Mohamed
Cinematographer: 2. unit, additional shoot Aske Alexander Foss


Editing Per Sandholt
Editing Thomas Papapetros
Editing Jeppe Bødskov


Music Anders Christensen
Mixer Jakob Høyer


Sound Alex Pavlovic
Sound assistant Mikkel Holsøe
B-sound designer Reda El-Kheloufi

Visual effects

Online and colorgrading Michael F. Michelsen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2012-11-03
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2012-10-23
Dokufest Prizren 2012-07-07
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2012-07-05
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2012-06-18
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012-06-13
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2012-03-22
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2012-03-19
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2012-03-09
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27
Sundance Film Festival 2012-01-19
Dubai International Film Festival 2011-12-07
CPH:DOX 2011-11-03
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2011-09-23
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jyllands-Posten 2012-04-25
Varia Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2012-04-24
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2011-12-07
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2011-12-07
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2011-12-07
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2011-12-06
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-12-03
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-12-03
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-12-03
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-12-03
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2011-12-01
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2011-12-01
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-11-30
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Michael Seidelin 2011-02-17
Varia Information 2011-01-28
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Michael Bo
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen
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