As the revolution in Yemen unfolds, struggling tour guide Kais turns from government supporter to passionate protester.
An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing times in Yemen, offering poignant moments of reflection, loss, anger and hope on the unknown road to revolution. Filmed over the course of the past year with exceptional access to a country where no other camera crews or journalists were allowed to remain, we see Kais's journey from pro-President to reluctant revolutionary, joining angry protesters in the increasingly bloody streets of Sana'a.
After the screening, award-winning director Sean McAllister discussed the making of the film.
"A breathless pace, a sense of black humour and a great central character...one of the most immediate and accessible descriptions of the Arab Spring yet to emerge" - The Hollywood Reporter
Opening Film Berlinale Panorama 2012