Ultra Utopias: Football Fans, Filmmaking and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

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Ultra Utopias: Football Fans, Filmmaking and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

JHB 306, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

This talk will focus on the unique culture of the Ultras football communities in Cairo and discuss the short film 'More Out of Curiosity'. The Cairo Ultras played a key role in the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime in the micro-utopia of Tahrir Square. Short clips from the film will shown to frame the issues from this historical period in order to explore the utopian impulse and pyrrhic nature of revolutions.

'More Out of Curiosity' is available to watch online at: https://vimeo.com/96313415