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Storyteller in Egypt
A political performance artist must adapt her life and work to fit the realities of post-revolution Egypt.
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2011 09:11

Filmmaker: Francois Verster

Abeer Soliman is a charismatic public storyteller, recasting the classic tales of One Thousand and One Nights to reflect modern-day Egypt and to explicitly push for change.

The movement that began in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 swept Abeer, and many others, along on a wave of euphoria.

Now change has come to Egypt Artscape follows Abeer as she struggles to define herself post-revolution. As she plans and structures new pieces for performance, Abeer wonders how many of the themes of her previous work still hold true in the new Egypt and in what way she will have to adapt to keep up with the deep-rooted changes taking place around her.

 


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