Apr 17, 2015 7:30pm
|Organized by:||Falaki Theater
|Address:||Falaki Theatre, American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt|
by Amal Ramsis, 68’, Egypt/France/Turkey 2014
What does a butterfly leave behind when it crosses the air around us? How do we feel its trace that never goes away?
The film begins with the Maspero massacre, which left 27 Coptic Christian demonstrators. Among those killed was the ‘Guevara of the Egyptian Revolution’, Mina Daniel. For his sister Mary, it marked the end of one life and the beginning of another.
Mary takes us on a two year journey of the Egyptian Revolution; two years of frustration and triumph, of more and more deaths, and the feeling of the perpetual absence and ever presence of the departed. “The Trace of the Butterfly” is the story of people crossing our lives, then leaving, only for us to discover, after a while, that they have re-formulated our beings