Middle East
Egypt uprising film debuts at Venice festival
"Winter of Discontent" showcasing at oldest film festival is billed as message of hope.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 16:11

The 69th Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world, is under way.

Several of this year's films have been inspired by recent conflicts in the Arab world.

Director Ibrahim El Batout's film "Winter of Discontent," on Egyptian uprising has been billed as a message of hope.

The film portrays the uprising as both dark and uplifting.

Al Jazeera's Suranjana Tewari reports.


Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.