An Enemy of The People: The Journey To Survival

An Enemy of The People: The Journey To Survival

Ibrahim Ghareib


Date: December 04 2014, 19.00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Language: Arabic / English
Price: Free

Artist talk: After the Film you are given the possibility to meet Nora Amin and follow her work



The Film shows the journey of an independent theatre company that decides to perform a very provocative play (based on Ibsen’s play THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE) addressing the issues of democracy, the corrupt regime, the rule of the majority and the manipulation of the crowd. Thje creation of the production and its premier happen under the Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and while many questions of identity and challenges of survival are rising.

The film shows different moments and contexts of performance through the whole year of 2013, under tear gas bombs or gunfire, or during months of corfew only steps away from violent confrontaions in Tahrir Square. The film traces the narrative line of the theatre production which tramsforms in performance, interpretation and reception in relation to the political transformation of Egypt, yet it also shows how an independent theatre group groas against all the obstacles, and how it explores its new political and artistic role while struggling for survival.

 ”An Enemy Of The Poeple: The Journey To Survival” shows a group bonds together to have impact, and how it connects with the audience.

Its the story of Lamusica Independent Theatre Group, of twenty men working under the leadership of one woman: Nora Amin. Director: Ibrahim Ghareib.