Professor Martha Cheung Memorial Lecture, May 2014, Hong Kong Baptist University Mona Baker, Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester The idea of prefiguration originally derived from anarchist discourse; it involves experimenting with currently available means in such a way that they come to mirror or actualize the political ideals that inform a movement, thus collapsing the traditional distinction between means and ends. Practically all the literature on prefiguration has so far focused on structural, organizational and interactional issues.
Why Riot?, video by Mosireen Video Collect, 2013. “The revolution is not a thing of the past, the revolution is still in process.” Philip Rizk stated as we began our discussion of his text “2011 is not 1968”, whereby he challenges the dominant narratives of the January 25th Revolution as a youth lead revolution. He argues that the radicalizing factor of the uprising was an underclass without leaders.
by Middle East Studies Center at AUC Jadaliyya, 24 February 2014 On 19 February 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted Sherief Gaber, a member of the Mosireen film collective and researcher in housing rights and community development, for a lecture titled “Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory.’’ Gaber discussed the mission and activities of the Mosireen film collective. Mosireen, or ”We are determined,” is a non-profit media collective dedicated to preserving and sharing images and video documenting the extraordinary events during and since the January 2011 Egyptian uprising.
19 February 2014, American University in Cairo
Khalid Abdalla stands in front of a painting of the Arabic word for "Resist" in Cairo. Photograph: David Degner David Degner/David Degner The British-born actor found success in United 93 and The Kite Runner, but has spent much of the last three years camped out in Tahrir Square Andrew Anthony Sunday 3 November 2013 When actor and political activist Khalid Abdalla was a young schoolboy, a teacher set his class the task of writing their own obituaries.
Mosireen Subtitling Workshop, 30 April 2014, held at ADEF (Arab Digital Expression Foundation), Cairo This workshop was held for activist subtitlers, particularly those associated with Mosireen, and coordinated by Katharine Halls, Salma El-Tarzi and Danya Nada. It was delivered by Dr Luis Perez-Gonzalez and introduced by Professor Mona Baker, both from the University of Manchester, UK. Download the Powerpoint
on 07 Novembre 2014. Interview with OMAR ROBERT HAMILTON (MOSIREEN COLLECTIVE) - by SARA MARCHESI and DUCCIO SCOTINI “We trust to each other's strength. Or we did. And we were strong, undefeatable, once. Now, more than ever, we must find that strength, that trust. If you ever saw hope in this revolution, if you ever gave someone a cigarette on a march, if you ever went home with ideas burning brighter than the tear gas in your lungs then now is the time to find that trust again.
By the ROAR Collective, www.roarmag.orgSeptember 13th, 2013 Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook A collaborative project seeks to redefine the place where activism and academia meet by promoting militant research in, about and with the movements. Natalie Bookchin, Pamela Brown, Suzahn Ebrahimian, Colectivo Enmedio, Alexandra Juhasz, Leónidas Martin, MTL, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Andrew Ross, A. Joan Saab, Marina Sitrin. Welcome to The Militant Research Handbook! It’s designed to help you answer the question: what is militant research?
Screen grab of a Mosireen clip released in the wake of the 16 December Cabinet sit-in crackdown Mosireen, a media collective responsible for collating some of the most iconic videos of the Egyptian revolution, is now one of the most popular non-profit channels in the world after just four months of being on YouTube Bel Trew, Friday 20 Jan 2012 Mosireen, an Egyptian media collective of filmmakers and citizen journalists, has become the most viewed non-profit YouTube channel of all time in Egypt and the most viewed non-profit channel in the whole world this month.