The First World War left Egypt dissolved and defiantly on the edge of a coming revolution. In the following years, the path for one of the largest peasant revolutions in the history of Egypt was pioneered. At the same time a thriving music and theatre scene developed. Nearly 100 years later, in the shadow of the new military dictatorship, four artists browse through songs, plays, photos and biographical fragments of former theatre divas to understand the history of the present. They bring together set pieces from stories about the revolution in Egypt in 1919 to explore the current revolution in the light of a past one. They walk through shrivelling book fairs, moth-infested state archives and broken records to decipher the untold core of a revolution.
A cooperation of the Maxim Gorki Theater with SHISH,Lift-Festival and Kaaitheater