Before the Spring, After the Fall

Filmed before, during and after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Before the Spring, After the Fall tells the stories of a few remarkable young people as they seek the freedom to define themselves and shape their world. Influenced by their participation in major historic events, the young Egyptian musicians experience the political upheaval as personally transformative. With their music as a soundtrack, they share their stories, from their early struggles in Mubarak’s police state, through the fever dream of a revolution and beyond, into a strange new world where uncertainty is the only constant.

Year


Year: 
2013

Recipient


Jed Rothstein

New York, NY

Total CPB Investment


$151,000

Made Possible by CPB's


Topics


Youth
African American & African
Diversity
Politics, Government & Social Activism
Music & Dance
History & Biography
Arts & Culture