Art WarMarco Wilms - 84'
Art War is the story of young, creative Egyptian Artists of the Arab Spring who, through the means of graffiti murals, rebellious music, art, and enlightenment, try to salvage their revolution from going under. The film follows revolutionary artists through 2 and a half years of post-revolutionary anarchy, from the 2011 Arab Spring to the downfall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. It describes the proliferation of creativity after Mubarak's fall, showing how these artists learn to use art in new ways -- as a weapon to fight for their unfinished revolution. Marco Wilms: "In 2011, the images of the Egyptian uprising touched me very much. As an East German, they reminded me of my "own revolution" and the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989. So I went to Cairo to film the young revolutionary artists, who were like me 20 years ago. But in 2013 it became a burning inferno. Martyrs of the revolution dominate our heroes' graffiti. They salvage the spirit of the revolution, sailing on Noah's Ark through the downfall of the Islamic world to the shores of a new life..."