The Hour of Liberation has Arrived
The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived, Heiny Srour, Lebanon, 1974, 62’
In the late ‘60s, Dhofar rose up against the British-backed Sultanate of Oman, in a democratic, feminist guerrilla movement. Heiny Srour and her team crossed 500 miles of desert and mountains by foot, under bombardment by the British Royal Air Force, to reach the conflict zone and capture this rare record of a now mostly-forgotten war. The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived was the first film by an Arab woman to screen at Cannes, where it was nominated for four awards.
Presented by Reem Shilleh.