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SYNOPSIS T hi si safil m bya nda boutwor k er s . Out /I nt heS t r ee t swi l l f ea t ur ewor k er soft hes hut downGl uc os ea ndS t a r c hF a c t or yi nT ur a h, Ca i r owhos t a g ea per f or ma nc e, i ns pi r edbyt hei rs t r ug g l esa nds t or i es . T hefil mi nt er l a c esdoc ument a r ya ndficont os eet heE g y pa nr e v ol u onf r om awor k er s ’ per s pecv ebe y ondt hef a c t or y’ shea v yg a t es , be y ondt hef r oz ena s s embl yl i nesa ndr us t yma c hi nes . T hi si snotonl yafil m. T hr oug ht hepubl i c per f or ma nc ei nt henei g hbor hoodsoft hewor k er swewi l l openane wpubl i cs pa c ef ordi s c our s e, f oreng a g ementwi t ht hei s s uest ha tpl a g uea ommuni t ys t r ug g l i ngundert hepol i c i esofc a pi t a l i s mt ha te x c l udepeopl ef ort hes a k eoft hebos s es , t heba nk sa ndr ul er s . Wewa ntt oc ha l l eng e c bot ht hev i s ua l di s c our s eoft her ol eofwor k er si nfil m, a swel l a st hepol ic a l na r r av eofwhom t hi sr e v ol u oni sma deupofi nE g y pt . HD|90’ |E g y pt|2013|Hy br i d|S e e nF i l ms|Di r . J a s mi naMe t wa l y/Phi l i pRi z k


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I nt heL umi e r eBr ot he r ’ s“ Wor k e r sl e a v et hef a c t or y ” , i tt a k e s45s e c ondst oe mpt yt hef a c t or yofi t sbodi e s( wor k e r s ) . F or45s e c ondswe( s pe c t a t or s ) wa t c ht hewor k e r s( a c t or s )l e a v et he i rf a c t or y . I tc oul dbeabe g i nni ngora ne ndofafil m. Wel ooka tt hefir s tc a me r ae y ei nt hehi s t or yoffil mma k i ng poi n nga tt heg a t e soft hef a c t or ya ndwer e a l i z et ha tahundr e dy e a r sl a t e r , t hel i f eofwor k e r sha snotbe e ne x pl or e di nt hec i ne mae noug ha ndt ha t mos tfil mswe r enotdr a wni nt ot he i re v e r y da ye x i s t e nc e , i ns i deorout s i det he i rs pa c e s . “ Wor k e r sl e a v et hef a c t or y ”a ndwel e a r nnot hi nga boutt he m, wha tt he yt hi nk , whe r et he ya r eg oi ngori ft he ya r ea ng r yorc ont e ntwi t ht he i rwor k . “ Out /I nt hes t r e e t s ”wi l l t a k ey oui ns i dea ndout s i det hef a c t or y t oe ng a g et he s ewor k e r sont hes t r e e t sofs out he r nCa i r oout s i deoft heg a t e sofaS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or y . Out /I nt heS t r e e t si sne i t he radoc ume nt a r ynoraficonfil m; r a t he ri t sna r r av ewi l l i nt e r l a c edoc ume nt a r ya ndficonf oot a g ewi t houtdr a wi nga c l e a rl i nebe t we e nt het wo. T hi swi l l a l l owust ode pi c tbot ha c c i de nt a l , uni nt e n ona l ; a nda c t e dorr e e na c t e dma t e r i a l . I nt hefil mwewi l l i nt e r l a c e t hr e emode soff oot a g e . I twi l l i nc l udedoc ume nt a r yf oot a g ec a pt ur i ngwor k e r si nt he i rhome s , i nf or ma l ort e mpor a r yj obs , t he i re v e r y da yl i v e s . T hefil m wi l l a l s oi nc l udef oot a g eoft her e he a r s a l soft hewor k e r /a c t or spr e pa r i ngf orat he a t r i c a l pe r f or ma nc eba s e dont he i rl i v e s . T het hi r dmodeoff oot a g e wi l l bet hedoc ume nt aonoft hepl a yi t s e l fpe r f or me di nf r ontofa na udi e nc ei nt hene i g hbor hoodt he yl i v ei n. I nt hefir s tmodeoneoft hewor k e r swewi l l fil mi sT a r e kf r omt hev i l l a g eofE l S he i k hE t ma n, af e wk i l ome t e r ss out hoft hef a c t or yj us ta c r os st heNi l e . T a r e k ’ sv i l l a g eha sac l os er e l aons hi pwi t ht heT ur a hS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or y . Whe nt hef a c t or ywa snaona l i z e ddur i ngGa ma l Abde l Na s i r ' spr e s i de nc yoneoft hema na g e r si nc ha r g eofe mpl oy me ntwa sf r omE l S he i k hE t ma na ndhi r e dma nyofhi sne i g hbor s . T a r e kwi l l t e l l usa boutwha tt hef a c t or y me a ntt ohi ma ndhi sf a t he r . Whi l eT a r e kwa sg r owi ngupt heS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or ywa sa l wa y spa r tofhi se nv i r onme nt . Hi sf a t he rwe ntt owor ke a c h da ya tt hef a c t or ya nd, whi l ehewe ntt os c hool , hea l wa y sk ne wt ha twhe nheg r e wuphewoul di nas e ns ei nhe r i taj oba tt hef a c t or y . T a r e kt ookt he j obwhe nhewa s22, ni ne t e e ny e a r sl a t e rt hene wa dmi ni s t r aonk i c k e dhi mout . Wewi l l fil mT a r e ki nhi sne woc c upaon. T a r e knowwor k sa sada y l a bor e r , s ome me sbr e a k i ngdownwa l l s , s ome me sbui l di ngt he m, c a r r y i ngbr i c k sorl a y i ngt he m. At me sT a r e kwor k st woda y s , t he nhewa i t st hr e e f orwor k . S ome me shefindsnowor ka ta l l f orwe e k sone nd. Y ouwi l l s e eT a r e kdur i ngt hewor k i ngda y sa nddur i ngt hewa ingda y s . Ononewor k da y heg e t supbe f or eda wn, pr e pa r e sf orpr a y e r s , pr a y sa ndt he ndr i nk st e awi t hhi swi f eS uf e y a . Wef ol l owT a r e konhi sc ommut et owor k , c ha ng i ngbus e s t hr e e me st or e a c hF e sv a l Ci t y–oneofCa i r o’ sne wg a t e dc ommunie s . I t ’ sal ongda yi nt hes un, whe r eT a r e kj oi nshundr e dsofot he rwor k e r sbui l di ngv i l l a si nt hef ut ur eCa i r o–ac i t yt ha tha snopl a c ef orpe opl el i k eT a r e k . Wewi l l a l s ofil mt hewor k e ra thome , da ya e rda y , wi t houtwor k . Wewi l l f ol l owhi mt ot hea hwa–t hel oc a l c offe es hop– , whe r eheme e t swi t hhi sf r i e nds-s omeoft he mol dc ol l e a g ue sf r omt heGl uc os ea ndS t a r c hf a c t or y . T he r et he yt a l ka boutt hepa s t , t he i rda yj obsa ndar e v ol u ont ha tbr oug htt he mnoc ha ng ea ta l l butt hehopet ha tane wg ov e r nme ntwi l l r e v e r s et he pr i v az aonoft he i rf a c t or y . Weha v efil me df oot a g edur i ngt hef a c t or yoc c upaon, oft hema c hi ne st ha tl et owa s t e , unus e df ors e v e r a l y e a r snow, muc hoft hee qui pme nta l r e a dy t or nouta nds ol dpi e c e me a l . Weha v efil me dRa g a bt e l l i ngusoft hefir s t meheov e r he a r dhi sbos st a k eor de r st os e l l br a ndne wmot or si nt hef a c t or y s t or a g et oas c r a pme t a l de a l e rbyt het on-a si ft hema c hi ne swe r ewor t hl e s s : t hi si spa r toft hel og i cofpr i v az aon. “ T hema c hi ne ssl l ha dt he i rs t or e l a be l a ndpr i c et a g sont he m, ”Ra g a by e l l si nt ot hec a me r a . I nF e br ua r yof2011t heT ur a hwor k e r soc c upi e dt he i rf a c t or ya ndde ma nde dt ha ti tr un a g a i na ndt hef or c e doutwor k e r sber e i ns t a t e d. F orwe e k st hewor k e r swa i t e df orar e s pons ef r omt hea ut hor ie s . T heoc c upaoni na ndofi t s e l fwa sa s t e pofv i c t or y . F ort hefir s t met he ywe r ea bl et ot a k ec ont r ol oft hewor k s pa c ei nwhi c ht he yha dt oi l e df ory e a r s . Dur i ngt heoc c upaonoft heT ur a h


S t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or yAbda l l a h, oneoft hewor k e r s , e x c l a i me d: “ T oda yI a mnoti mpr i s one d, notf r omi ns i deorouta ndI ha v et hef r e e domt os a yi t . I ti se x a c t l yt hi st ha tt he ya r ede ma ndi ng[ i nT a hr i rS qua r e ]a ndI a mnota g a i ns tt he m, I a mwi t ht he m”( Out /I nt heS t r e e t sS e que nc e1, 01: 05-01: 10) . Abda l l a hwa sa boutt ol os ehi sj ob-r e s i s t a nc ei shi sonl yop on. Oneda ymi l i t a r ype r s onne l a r r i v e d, t our e dt hef a c t or ya ndl i s t e ne dt ot hewor k e r s ’ s t or ya nde x pr e s s e ds ol i da r i t ywi t ht he i rpr ot e s t . Andy e t , t hi se mpowe r i ngmome ntofr e s i s t a nc el a s t e donl yun l t hemi l i t a r yr e t ur ne d. T hi s met he y k i c k e dt heoc c upy i ngwor k e r soutoft hes i t ea ndl oc k e dupt hef a c t or ywi t hor de r sf ort hewor k e r st onote nt e rt hepr e mi s e sa g a i n. Abda l l a hha sc a nc e r , hi g hbl oodpr e s s ur e , a nddi a be t e s . “ Howa mI s uppos e dt os ur v i v eout s i det hef a c t or yl i k et hi s ?Gi v emear e a s ont ol i v e , ”hey e l l e di nt oourc a me r a . Ma hmoud, a not he rwor k e rwhoa c c e pt e dapif ul l yl owe ndof s e r v i c epa y me nt , t e l l sus , “ l i k et hi swea r el e outi nt hes t r e e t . ”


Wefil me dMoha me dAbda l l a hi nhi sc a r pe nt r ys hop. “ I boug htt hos eni nepl a nk ss e v e n mont hsa g oa ndt he r ea r esl l f ouroft he ml e, ”het e l l suswi t hal a ug h. “ T hel a s tt hi ngI ma dewa sabe dfiv emont hsa g oa ndal il et a bl et wowe e k sa g o. Al l I doi ss i ta r ounda l l da y a nda l t e r na t es i ngononeoft he s et hr e ec ha i r s , ”hee x pl a i ns . T hef a t eoft heot he rc r as me ni nt hev i l l a g ei snodi ffe r e nt . T heg l a s ss hopowne ra ndt heme c ha ni cs i nga c r os st he s t r e e tf r omMoha me d' swor k s hopa r ea l s os i ngont he i rf r onts t e ps , wa t c hi ngt hes t r e e t , wa ingf orac us t ome rt ha twi l l notc ome . T hi ss t a t eofbor e dom, ofl a c kofi nc omea r et he ons e que nc eofpr i v az aon. Notonl ya r ee mpl oy e dwor k e r sf or c e di nt ot hei nf or ma l s e c t or , c t hec ommuni t y ' sg e ne r a l a bi l i t yt obuyi sc r i ppl e d. Moha me dt ol dust ha theope ne dt he wor k s hopfiv ey e a r sa g or i g hta e rhes i g ne dhi sownr e dunda nc ypa pe r sa nds el e df ora me a g e rE GP375( ~€50)amont hr er e me ntpa y me nt . T hemone yba r e l yc ov e r shi swor k s hop' sr e nt , buthec a n' tg i v euphopet ha toneda ybus i ne s swi l l bebe e r .


Ra g a bi soneoft het hr e ewor k e r swhoha snoty e ta c c e pt e da ne ndof s e r v i c epa y me ntde s pi t emulpl et hr e a t sa nda e rt hef a c t or ya dmi ni s t r aon r e l oc a t e dhi mt hr e e me s . T hi sma ni sr e ma r k a bl e . De s pi t et hr e a t soff a br i c angac a s ea g a i ns thi mRa g a bi snotwi l l i ngt og i v euphi sj obi nor de rt o ha v eas t r ong e rc ha nc eofwi nni ngt hemulpl ec our tc a s e sheha sr a i s e da g a i ns tt hei l l e g ima t epr oc e s soft hepr i v az aonoft hef a c t or y . Ae r r e c e i v i ngawa g ec utt hec ompa nyma na g e me ntmov e dhi mt ot hec ompa nyg a r a g ea wa yf r omt hef a c t or yhel ov e sa ndf a ra wa yf r omhi sc ol l e a g ue s whe r ehemi g htj us tsrupmor et r oubl e . Att heg a r a g ewewi l l ďŹ l mRa g a bt e l l usa boutt hec our tc a s eher a i s e da g a i ns tt hene wf a c t or yowne r s . He i sc e r t a i nt hede a l wa sc or r upta ndde s pi t ea l l oddshebe l i e v e st hef a c t or ywi l l benaona l i z e da g a i n. I


I nt hes e c ondmodeoff oot a g ewewi l l fil mt hewor k e r sr e he a r s ef ort he i rpe r f or ma nc e . Be f or eGa ma l AbdE l Na s i rha dt heAs wa nHi g hDa mbui l tt he Ni l ewa t e r sus e dt ofloodt heba nk soft heNi l ej us ts omeme t e r sa wa yf r omHa s s a ne e n' shous e . F ol l owi ngt hec ompl e onoft heDa mi n1965t heNi l e s t oppe dfloodi ngt heba nk sa nnua l l y , f or c i ngma nyoft hef a r me r st ofindne wj obsonc et hee a r t hs t oppe dbe i nga sf r uiul a si tonc ewa s . Wewi l l fil ma s Ha s s a ne e nr e he a r s e se ng a g i nghi sf a t he rwhoi sc onv i nc i nghi mt ot a k eaj oba tt heT ur a hf a c t or ya c r os st heba nk soft heNi l e . “ F a t he r , t hepa yi ss ol ow, howc oul dI t a k es uc haj ob?Howwi l l I e v e rs a v eupe noug hmone yt og e tma r r i e d?F a t he rI a maf a r me r , notaf a c t or ywor k e r ! ”Ha s s a ne e nt e l l shi s f a t he r . Wewi l l fil mT a r e ka l ong s i dehi sf or me rc ol l e a g ue sAnwa ra ndS a l e h. Wewi l l c a pt ur eS a l e hbe f or et hec a me r as e twi t hi nt heg a t e soft hec r umbl i ngGl uc os ef a c t or ya ndr e pe ang , a g a i na nda g a i n, “ t hi sc a nnotg oonl i k et hi s , t hea r r og a nc eoft hi sma n, I c a n' ts t a ndi t . S t a rngt omor r owI a mbr i ng i ngmy wi f ea ndk i dsa ndI wi l l s t a yun l heg i v e si nt oourde ma nds . ”T hel i nei sba s e donf oot a g efil me ddur i ngt heoc c upaonoft heS t a r c ha ndGl uc os ef a c t or yi nF e br ua r y2011, whe nt her e ma i ni ngwor k e r sa tt heT ur a hpl a ntde c i de dt ohol das i t i ni nt hef a c t or yt opr e v e nti t sde s t r ucon. I nt hedr a maz aon oft hi smome nt , S a l e hi ss ur r ounde dbyhi sf e l l owwor k e r sa st he yhe a t e dl ydi s c us swha tt odone x t . S a l e hi soneoft hos ewi l l i ngt ot a k er i s kpr ot e sng . I nt hos eda y swhe nt heg e ne r a l st ookpowe ri twa snotc e r t a i nwha tt he[ g ov e r nme nt ’ s /mi l i t a r yj unt a ’ s ? ]r e a conwoul dbet os uc ha na c tofpr ot e s t . T hel a s t met hewor k e r swe ntons t r i k e , t hef a c t or yowne rc a l l e dt her er e dg e ne r a l a s s i g ne d( notc l e a r )s e c ur i t ya tt hef a c t or y . S t a t es e c ur i t ya g e nt s c a mequi c k l ya nda r r e s t e dS a l e ha ndt woot he rme n. T hes t r i k ewa squi c k l yc a l l e dt oa ne nda ndt her e s toft hewor k e r sr e t ur ne dt owor kt hef ol l owi ng da yf e a r i ngaf a t es i mi l a rt ot ha toft he i rc ol l e a g ue s . I nt het hi r dmodewefil mS a l e hpe r f or mt hes a mes c e nei nac r owde ds t r e e ti nhi sne i g hbor hood. AsS a l e ha c t soutt hi smome ntt hefil ma udi e nc ej us t s a whi mpr a cc es oma ny me s , awoma ni nt hec r owdg e t supa nds hout s , “ i t ’ st r ue , I s a wt hes e c ur i t yf or c e sbr i nghi mba c kl a t eoneni g ht , be a t e na nd br ui s e d. ”Wewi l l fil mar e e na c t me ntofS a l e hbe i ngbe a t e ni npr i s ona ndt he ns t a ndi ngt a l l a g a i nbe f or ehi sf e l l owwor k e r saf e wy e a r sl a t e r , af e wy e a r s ol de r , pl a nni ngy e ta not he rpr ot e s t . mS a l e ha shec on nue st oe ng a g ehi sf e l l owwor k e r s . Heha spa i dt hec os ta ndk nowswha thewa nt s , i ti sc l e a rt ha ts omeoft heot he r sa r esl l unWefil de c i de d. Be f or et hec a me r a , t hede ba t eunr a v e l sa st hec onv i nc e dt r yt ope r s ua det heunc onv i nc e d. Be f or eac r owdRa g a bwi l l pr e s e nthi sr e a s onsf or notl e a v i ng , hewi l l e x pl a i nhowhepe r c e i v e st hef a c t or yt obenotj us tawor k s pa c e , butpr ope r t yunde rt hec ol l e cv eowne r s hi poft hewor k e r swho wor kt he r e . “ Oura nc e s t or sbui l tt hi spl a c ewi t ht he i rs we a ta ndbl ood, whys houl dt he s ene wbos s e sr e c e i v eane wc a re v e r yy e a ra nde a r ne noug ht o buymulpl ev i l l a s , whi l eweg e tnot hi ng ? ”He r ehi spe r s ona l t houg ht sorc onv e r s aonswi t hc l os ewor kc ol l e a g ue sbe c omeapubl i cdi s c our s ewi t ht he ne i g hbor hood. Wewi l l fil mt hee ns ui ngde ba t ea ndr e s pons ef r oma na udi e nc ewhos el i v e sa r ea ffe c t e da nda l t e r e dbyt hepr i v az aonofaf a c t or yt ha t s uppor t e dma nyoft hec ommuni t y ' si nha bi t a nt sf org e ne r aons . T heune mpl oy me ntoft heov e rt hr e ehundr e dwor k e r sha sa ffe c t e dt hee nr ev i l l a g e ' s e c onomy , e v e r y onewa nt st hos ewor k e r st obeba c ka twor k-butt he r ei snonet obef ound. T hel a i doffwor k e r sf r omt heS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or yl i v i ngi nE l S he i k hE t ma na r enotas pe c i a l c a s e ; t he r ea r ehundr e dsoft hous a ndsofwor k e r si n s i mi l a rs i t uaonsa c r os sE g y pt . Ra t he r , t hi sg r oupofwor k e r si sac ommuni t yt ha tMe t wa l ya ndRi z kha v ef or me das t r ongbondwi t hov e rt hepa s tt wo y e a r s . T he i rr e a l i t ypr e s e nt sami c r oc os moft her e c e ntmode r ne c onomi chi s t or yofE g y pt , a st hi sf or mofpr i v az aonha ppe ne dnotonl yi nt hi sf a c t or y buti nwor ks i t e sa l l ov e rt hec ount r y . F ur t he r mor e , t hi sr e a l i t y , r e s ulngf r ome c onomi cpol i c i e si nv e nt e dbye c onomi s t si nfina nc i a l i nst u onsl i k et he Wor l dBa nka ndI MF ha sr e s ha pe dt her e a l i t yofc ommunie sa l l a c r os st hewor l d, a nde s pe c i a l l yi nt hes out he r nhe mi s phe r e . S i mi l a re x a mpl e sofde M, s t r oy e dc ommunie sc a nbef oundf r omRi odeJ a ne i r ot oAddi sAba ba , a ndi ndus t r i a l a r e a sa l l ov e rI ndi aa ndChi na , r e a l l yt hewor l dov e r . T hefina l fil mwi l l i nt e g r a t et het hr e ede s c r i be dmode soff oot a g ei nama nne rt ha ti nt e r l a c e st her e a l i t yoft hedoc ume nt a r yf oot a g ewi t ht her e a l i t yof t hea c t e dpe r f or ma nc e s . T hefil mwi l l nots i mpl yde pi c tt hema k i ngofat he a t r i c a l pe r f or ma nc ebutque sont het y pi c a l s t r i c tdi v i s i onsbe t we e ndoc ume nt a r ya ndficon.


I n“ T heP ol ic sofAe s t he c s , ”J a c que sRa nc i e r ewr i t e s , “ T hene war tofnar r av e , fil m. . . br oughtt oi t shi ghe s tpot e n al t hedoubl er e s our c eoft hes i l e nti mpr i ntt hat s pe ak sandt hemont aget hatc al c ul at e st hev al ue soft r ut handt hepot e n al f orpr oduc i ngme ani ng. Doc ume nt ar yfil m, fil mde v ot e dt ot he‘ r e al ’ , i si nt hi ss e ns ec apabl eofgr e at e rficonal i n v e n ont han‘ ficon’ fil m, r e adi l yde v ot e dt oa c e r t ai ns t e r e ot y peofaconsandc har ac t e r s . ”( Ranc i e r e , 2006, T hepol ic sofae s t hec s : T hedi s t r i bu onoft hes e ns i bl e , 38) nt e r l a c i ngdoc ume nt a r yf oot a g ewi t ht hef oot a g eofr e he a r s a l sa ndt hee ns ui ngficonpe r f or ma nc ewebe l i e v ewewi l l bea bl et obr i ngne w Byi me a ni ngi nt obe i ng . T hr oug ht hepubl i cpe r f or ma nc ei nt hene i g hbor hoodsoft hewor k e r swehopet oope nane wpubl i cs pa c ef ordi s c our s e , f or e ng a g e me ntwi t ht hei s s ue st ha tpl a g uec ommunie ss t r ug g l i ngunde rt hepol i c i e sofc a pi t a l i s mt ha te x c l udepe opl ef ort hes a k eoft hebos s e s , t he ba nk sa ndr ul e r s .

PROCESS Wea i mt oe ng a g ewi t hwor k e r si nac r e av epr oc e s st ha ta l l owst he mt os ha pea ndc r e a t et he i rv i s i onsofape r f or ma nc eoft he i rl i v e sa st he ys e efit . F ort hi sr e a s onwea r enota bl et os ubmi tas c r i pti na dv a nc ebe c a us ewea r enott hea ut hor soft hes c r i pt . As c r i ptwi l l bede v e l ope ddur i ngt hei nia l pha s eoft hepr oj e c ti nc ol l a bor aonwi t ht hewor k e r swhos eda i l yl i v e sma k eupt hec ont e ntof“ Out / i nt heS t r e e t s . ”Wewi l l be g i nwi t has i xmont hs de v e l opme nts t a g edur i ngwhi c h mewewi l l s pe nd mewi t h, l i s t e n, fil ma ndr e c or da udi oofwor k e r soft heT ur a hf a c t or yt e l l i nga boutt he i re v e r y da y l i v e s . Dur i ngt hi spe r i odofde v e l opme ntwewi l l s pe nd mewi t hwor k e r s , he a r i ngt he i rs t or i e s , r e c or di nga udi oa ndv i de owi t hf or me rwor k e r si nE l S he i k h E t ma n. S omeoft he s es t or y t e l l e r swi l l l a t e rbe c omet hepe r f or me r soft he i rownl i v e s . Wee x pe c tt ha tt hepe r f or ma nc eofa ma t e ura c t or swi l l ha v e pa rc ul a re ffe c t s . T hea c t or swhoa r ea l s ot hepr ot a g oni s t soft he i rownl i v e sbr i ngas e ns eofur g e nc yt ot hefil mt ha twoul dnotbepos s i bl ewi t h pr of e s s i ona l a c t or s . F ur t he r mor e , wewa ntt oa e mptt obr e a kdownt heus ua l ba r r i e rbe t we e na c t e da nda c t or . T hi si sa l r e a dyt hec a s ewi t ht he nona c t or swhobe c omet hea c t or s . F ur t he r , t hepos s i bi l i t yofs pont a ne ousr e a conse me r g i ngf r oma mongt hea udi e nc eha st hepot e na l t obr e a k downt heba r r i e rt y pi c a l l yc r e a t e dbe t we e na na udi e nc ea nda c t or swhoa r es t r a ng e r s , t hes pont a ne i t yc oul dbr e a kdownt hes pa c ebe t we e nt hes t a g e a ndi s l e soft heonl ook i nga udi e nc e . F ol l owi ngt hede v e l opme ntpha s eRi z ka ndMe t wa l ywi l l de v e l opas c r i ptba s e dont hes t or i e sc ol l e cv e . Ne x t , at he a t r edi r e c t orwi l l wor kwi t ht hewor k e r sonhowt ope r f or mt he i rl i v e sa ndhowt odr a maz et her e a l i t yt he yl i v e . J a s mi naMe t wa l ya ndPhi l i p Ri z kwi l l c a pt ur et hepr oc e s soft r a ns f or mi ngwor k e r si nt oa c t or s . S omeoft hepe r f or ma nc e st hea c t or swi l l pe r f or mt ot hec a me r a , a tot he rmome nt s wewi l l fil ma st he ypr a cc ebe f or ea ni ma g i ne da udi e nc e . I nt hefina l pha s eoft hepr oj e c tt hea c t or swi l l g oont ope r f or mapl a y , whi c ht hedi r e c t or s wi l l c a pt ur eonfil m. I npos t pr oduconRi z ka ndMe t wa l ywi l l i nt e r l a c et het hr e ef or msoff oot a g efil me d. T he ywi l l mi xt hedoc ume nt a r yf oot a g eoft he i nia l de v e l opme ntpr oc e s s , f oot a g eoft hewor k e r sa sr e he a r s i nga c t or s , a swe l l a st hepe r f or ma nc e sbe f or ea na udi e nc e . T hi sf or mofi nt e r l a c i ngwi l l be a ne x pe r i me nt a l pr oc e s sa ndc a nnotbes c r i pt e di na dv a nc e . I twi l l mi ng l edi ffe r e ntmode soff oot a g e , que soni ngt hene c e s s i t yf ort hes t r i c ts e pa r aon ofdoc ume nt a r yf r omficon, doc ume nt aonf r omr e e na c t me nt . Mov i ngbe y ondt hel i mi t aonofus i ngdoc ume nt a r yf oot a g ef orr e a l e v e nt swi l l a l l ow f ort hec a pt ur i ngoft hec ommuni t y ' se ng a g e me ntwi t ht hec ont e ntoft hepe r f or ma nc e . He r e byt hedi r e c t or shopet ov i s ua l l ypor t r a yac ol l e cv e r e a cont ot hede s t r ucv ena t ur eofc a pi t a l i s m. T hea i moft hi spr oc e s sofi nt e r mi ng l i ngi st omov ebe y ondt hei ndi v i dui z i ngna t ur eoft hei nt e r v i e wa nd doc ume nt a r yf or ma t . T hefil mma k e r ss e e kt oc a pt ur eac ol l e cv ev oi c ea l ong s i det hei ndi v i dua l pos ionofs pe c i ficwor k e r s . Pr i v az aonr ui nsf a mi l i e s a nds oc i ee s , notj us tt hel i v e sofi ndi v i dua l s .


STYLE

T hefil mwi l l ha v enov oi c e ov e ra ndwi l l us et hev oi c e sofwor k e r swhe ns pe a k i ngt ot hec a me r aa smont a g eov e ri ma g e r yoft he i rwor kl i v e sa nde v e r y da yl i f es ur r oundi ng s . T ous ev oi c e ov e rwoul dbet ool e a di ng . T hedi r e c t or sa i mnott opa i ntt he i rpi c t ur eofwha ti sha ppe ni nga mong s tt hewor k e r s dur i ngt hepe r i odofr e v ol u on, butpa i ntwi t ht he m, l i s t e nt owor k e r ss pe a k , fil mwor k e r spe r f or m. T hev i s ua l s t y l ewi l l beawor ki npr og r e s s , i tc a nnot bes c r i pt e d, f ort hec ha ng e spos s i bl ea mong s twor k e r swhos pe a kt he i rpoi ntofv i e wc a nnotbepr e di c t e d. S omes c e ni cdoc ume nt a r yf oot a g ewi l l be us e dwi t hi nt het he a t r i c a l s t a g ewi t hi nt hec ommunie s . Ri z ka ndMe t wa l ywi l l c a pt ur ebot ht hewor k e r ss pe a k i ngt he i re x pe r i e nc e si na nda e rt hef a c t or ya ndfil mt he mi nol da ndne wl oc aons , i nt he i rhome s , a l onea ndont hes t r e e t s . Butt he s es t or i e swi l l a l s ober e t ol d, pe r f or me dbyt hewor k e r pe r f or me r s , a t me st he i rowns t or i e s , a t me st hes t or i e soft he i rne i g hbor s , s t r a ng e r sorc ol l e a g ue s . T hos epe r f or ma nc e swi l l a t me sbedi r e c t e da t t hec a me r a , a ddr e s s i nga ni nv i s i bl ea udi e nc ebe hi ndt hel e ns , a t me spe r f or me donas t a g ewi t horwi t houta na udi e nc e . E i s e ns t e i nus e da n“ i nt e l l e c t ua l mont a g e ”wi t ht hea i mof“ c ons t r ucnga ndc ombi ni ngs hot st oc ommuni c a t eal a r g e ri de a . ”T hedi r e c t or swi l l ae mptt ous eas i mi l i a ra ppr oa c h ofmont a g et oc ommuni c a t et hel i v e dr e a l i t yoft hewor k e r st he ye nc ount e r , he a ra nds e e . T hi si sas ubj e cv efil m. T hefil mwi l l f e a t ur enomus i c a l s c or ea ndi ns t e a dus et hes oundsoft hef a c t or y , i t ss ur r oundi ng s , t hes oundsoft hewor k e r sda i l yl i v e sa st her hy t hmof t hefil m. Muc hoft hemus i cus e di nfil msi na nda boutE g y ptf e a t ur eor i e nt a l mus i ci na ne ffor tt oma k et hev i s ua l de pi conmor e“ or i e nt a l i s t ” , t opl a c e i ti nt hec ont e x tofi t spe r c e i v e dc ul t ur a l e nv i r ons . Wes e enone e dt odot ha tfir s t , be c a us ewedonots e e kt oe nt e r t a i na na udi e nc e , nort oa dde mo ona l f or c e , r a t he rwewa ntt ol e tt hei ma g e s , t hes t or i e s , t hes c e ne se x udet he i re mo ona l powe r . T her e a l i t yofpr i v az aon, t hee x pl oi t aonofawor k i ng c l a s s , t hepr i or iz aonoft hei nv e s t ora ndt hes ov e r e i g ns ’ s he ddi ngofmor ea ndmor eoft he i rr e s pons i bi l i t yofa nyt y peofs oc i a l c ont r a c ti sac ommon oc c ur r e nc ea c r os st hewor l d. Cons e que nt l y , t hedi r e c t or swi l l a v oi dma k i ng“ Out / I nt heS t r e e t s ”s t r i c t l yuni que : t hes oundsoft hi sf a c t or y , c oul dbet he s oundsofa nyf a c t or y . Me t wa l l ya ndRi z kdonota i mt oc a r r youtdoc ume nt aona boutapa rc ul a rc a s e : t hi sf a c t or ya ndi t swor k e r s , pa s t , pr e s e nta nd f ut ur es t a nda samode l f ors oma nypl a c e s . T hi sf a c t or yc oul dl i ea ny whe r e ; t he s ewor k e r sc oul dbea ny one ; t hi sr e v ol u onc oul dbet a k i ngpl a c ee v e r y whe r e . T hes pa c ewi l l pl a yar ol ei npr e s e nt aon, whe r et hefil mwi l l t a k epl a c ea ndwhe r et hea c t or swi l l pe r f or mt he i rpol ic a l r e a l ie s . T hedi r e c t or sdonot a i mt ope r f or mt het he a t r i c a l pe r f or ma nc ewi t hi nt heus ua l ha l l soft he a t r ewhe r eape r f or ma nc et a k e spl a c ea tadi s t a nc ef r omt hea udi e nc e , be f or ea t y pi c a l mi ddl ec l a s sa udi e nc e . Wewi l l br i ngt hec onf r ont aonofpe r f or ma nc et ot hei ndus t r i a l c ie s , t ot hee s hwa e y a t -t hes pont a ne ousne i g hbor hoods ofE g y pta ndwhe r epos s i bl ewi t hi nf a c t or ys pa c e s . T hi sc onf r ont aon, wi t ha na udi e nc ewhoc a ni de nf ywi t ht hec ont e ntoft hema t e r i a l pr e s e nt e da ndr e l a t e st ot hes ha r e ds pa c eoft hepe r f or ma nc ei sav i t a l pa r toft hes t or yt ha tt hefil mbui l dson.

APPE NDI X:WORKE RSI NE GYPT

Al r e a dypr i ort ot he25t hofJ a nua r ywor k e rpr ot e s t ss pr e a da l l a c r os st hec ount r y . I n2006, 24, 000wor k e r sa tt heMa ha l l at e xl epl a ntwe ntons t r i k ea nd s uc c e e de di na c hi e v i ngt he i rde ma ndsofpa yr i s e s . T hes t r i k e sf r omt ha tonet e xl ef a c t or yi ns pi r e dane wwa v eofs t r i k e sa c r os st hec ount r ynots e e nf or ov e rt we nt yy e a r s . T he s ei ndus t r i a l a conshe l pe di ns pi r et hepos s i bi l i t yf orr e v ol u on. OnF e br ua r y9t h2011t hous a ndsofpubl i ct r a ns por twor k e r s , T e l e c omwor k e r sa ndanumbe rofot he rs i t e swe ntons t r i k ej oi ni ngt hene a r byde mons t r a t or si nT a hr i rs qua r ej us tda y sbe f or et heous t e rofe x pr e s i de nt Hos ni Muba r a k . Among s tt hebusdr i v e r sa nde mpl oy e e swa sMoha me dwhobr oug hthi spa y c he c kwi t hhi ma ndhe l di tuphi g ht ot hec a me r a -pr oofof hi se x pl oi t aona tt heha ndsoft hea dmi ni s t r aon, hi sne g l e c ta tt heha ndsoft her e g i mea nde x pr e s s i nghi su e rde s pe r aoni nde ma ndi ngf unda me nt a l c ha ng eoft hes t a t usquo. T hea ddionofoc c upaonsa tdoz e nsofwor k s i t e st ot heT a hr i roc c upaont ha tha dbe g unJ a nua r y28t hbr oug hta boutt he e x i l eofat y r a nt . Onewor k e rma yr e s i s te x pl oi t aona tt heha ndsoft hea dmi ni s t r aonoft hef a c t or ys hewor k si n. F ora not he ri tme a nspr ot e sngont he


c a me r a -pr oofofhi se x pl oi t aona tt heha ndsoft hea dmi ni s t r aon, hi sne g l e c ta tt heha ndsoft her e g i mea nde x pr e s s i nghi su e rde s pe r aoni n de ma ndi ngf unda me nt a l c ha ng eoft hes t a t usquo. T hea ddionofoc c upaonsa tdoz e nsofwor k s i t e st ot heT a hr i roc c upaont ha tha dbe g unJ a nua r y 28t hbr oug hta boutt hee x i l eofat y r a nt . Onewor k e rma yr e s i s te x pl oi t aona tt heha ndsoft hea dmi ni s t r aonoft hef a c t or ys hewor k si n. F ora not he r i tme a nspr ot e sngont hes t r e e t si na nda r oundT a hr i rs qua r e . F orot he r si tme a nsoc c upy i ngabusde pott ode ma ndt heg ov e r nme ntt oc ompe ns a t e hi mf orunpa i dbonus e s . F orot he r si tme a nss e l l i ngc l ot he sf r oms t r e e ts t a l l s , out s i det hej ur i s di conofat a xr e g i me , whi c ht he yc a n’ ta ffor d. Wha ti s , i nf a c t , l il enot e di st ha ti nt heong oi ngupr i s i ngi nE g y ptmuc hoft hewe l l s pr i ngofr e v ol tc ome sf r omwor k e r sofa n“ i nf or ma l ”s e c t or . De s pi t e t hei mpor t a ntr oa dt ha tt he ypa v e dpr i ort oJ a nua r y25t h, wor k e r swi t hc ont r a c t e dwor ka r el e s swi l l i ngt or i s kt hel ong e v i t yoft he i rj obsa ndc ommi t f ul l yt or e v olnga g a i ns tt hea ut hor ie s . T hehe a v i e s tr i s kt a k e na tt hef r ont l i ne soft heE g y pa nr e v ol u onwe r et a k e nbya nunde r c l a s sma deupoft he une mpl oy e da ndi nf or ma l i z e dwor k e r swhor i s k e dt he i rl i v e sfig h ngade c r e pi tdi c t a t or s hi pt ha te x pl oi t e d, t or t ur e da nds uppr e s s e dt he mf ory e a r s . Out / I nt heS t r e e t swi l l ae mptt oa ppr oa c ht hec ompl e x i t yoft hi sr e a l i t ybys t a rngwi t hi nat y pi c a l wor ks i t e , t heS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or yi nT ur a ha nd t he nmov eout s i dei tt oe nc ount e rwor k e r st ha tt oda ydomi na t eE g y pt ' swor kf or c e : t hei nf or ma l wor k e r s . I n2004t heAme r i c a naGr oupowne dbyKuwa inaona l Na s i ra l Khor a f ypur c ha s e dt heE g y pa nS t a r c h&Gl uc os ef a c t or yunde rt hea us pi c e sofUS AI D, whopl a y e dal e a di ngr ol ei na s s i sngt heE g y pa na ut hor ie sputi ta ndhundr e dsofot he rf a c t or i e supf ort e nde r . I n2010, t hene wowne ri nf or me dt he g ov e r nme ntt ha tt heT ur a hf a c t or yne e de ds i g ni fic a ntr e nov aons . S i xmont hsl a t e rt hewor k e r swe r es ur pr i s e dt ofindoutt ha twha twa sme a ntbya n ov e r ha ul wa st hedi s i nt e g r aonoft heT ur a hf a c t or ywhi c hl i e sa l ongt heba nkoft heNi l e , t hes e l l i ngoft hema c hi ne r ya ss c r a pme t a l a ndt hefir i ngof e mpl oy e e s . Ma nyoft hewor k e r sr e a c t e dbyor g a ni z i ngas t r i k et opr ot e s tt hei l l t r e a t me ntbyt hene wa dmi ni s t r aon. Aswa sus ua l i nt hos eda y s , t he ompa nyhe a dc a l l e donS t a t eS e c ur i t yt ot hr e a t e nt hewor k e r st oe ndt he i rs i t i n. Ae rt wooft hewor k e r swe r ek i dna ppe da ndt hr e a t e ne dbyt he c s e c ur i t ya ppa r a t ust heot he r se nde dt he i rde mons t r aon. S i nc et heAme r i c a naGr ouppur c ha s e dt hec ompa nyt hene wa dmi ni s t r aonha sf or c e d700 ofj us tov e r1300wor k e r st ol e a v et he i rwor kpl a c e sbyi n mi danga ndc oe r c i ngt he m. Mos toft he s ewor k e r swe r ef or c e di nt ot he“ i nf or ma l ”e c onomy a sc ont r a c t e dj obsa r ea l mos ti mpos s i bl et oc omebyi nE g y ptt oda y .

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