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The Reluctant Revolutionary (18+)

UK, 2012, colour, 70 min.
Director: Sean McAlister
At the height of the Yemeni revolution, Scottish documentary maker Sean McAllister follows Kais, a young father and tourist guide for whom the revolution means the bankruptcy of his business. Sean persuades Kais to visit the scene of the events. After he sees crowds and the first wounded he abandons his skeptical cynicism to engage actively in the political events of his country.

AWARDS

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), Batumi, Georgia 2012 – Special, Jury Prize / EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul, South Korea 2012 -
Audience Award

Sean McAlister

Sean McAlister

left school at 16, worked in a variety of factories in the North of England before he picked up a camera and filmed his way into the National Film School, where he graduated in 1996. His first film, Working for the Enemy BBC2 (Mosaic Films) was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award, 1997. Sean followed up with The Minders (BBC) earning him another Royal Television Society Award Nomination, 1998. After these came Settlers (2000) and Hull's Angel in 2002.

FILMOGRAPHY

«Working for the Enemy» (1997); «Minders» (1998); «Settlers» (2000); «Hull’s Angel» (2002); «The Liberace of Baghdad» (2004); «Japan, а Story of Love and Hate» (2008); “The Reluctant Revolutionary”, 2012.
UK, 2012, colour, 70 min.
Director: Sean McAlister
At the height of the Yemeni revolution, Scottish documentary maker Sean McAllister follows Kais, a young father and tourist guide for whom the revolution means the bankruptcy of his business. Sean persuades Kais to visit the scene of the events. After he sees crowds and the first wounded he abandons his skeptical cynicism to engage actively in the political events of his country.

AWARDS

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), Batumi, Georgia 2012 – Special, Jury Prize / EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul, South Korea 2012 -
Audience Award