Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years

Maha Maamoun

2011, 08:30 minutes, Colour, Arabic with English subtitles

TAPECODE 2086.03

Maha Maamoun’s Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years is a snapshot of a population in a moment of upheaval. Set during the spring of 2011, the video is entirely composed of sequences from YouTube that were shot on cellphones by the many men and women who broke into Egyptian State Security Buildings. Away from the crowded masses and fervent protests of Tahrir Square that populated the media, Maamoun’s video captures multiple first person experiences of walking and sifting through the unraveling archives of an oppressive regime.

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