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The Uprising

The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. This feature-length documentary is composed entirely of videos made by citizens and long-term residents of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen. 

The film uses this footage, not to recount the actual chronology of events or analyse their causes, but to create an imaginary pan-Arab uprising.



Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 18mins

BBFC Advice: adv 15

Director(s): Peter Snowdon

Country of Origin: UK, Belgium, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, Libya, Egypt & Bahrain

Year of release:

Language(s): In Arabic with English subtitles.

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Sun 01 Oct

This is part of the What's Left? A Century In Revolution season

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Panel Discussion

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion, titled In the Hands of the Millennials: Technologies of Revolution, chaired by Durham University’s Anoush Ehteshami and featuring guest speakers Emma Murphy (Durham University) and director Peter Snowdon.

Ticket prices

- Unless otherwise stated -

Full price: £6.75

Concession: £5.75

Friends of Tyneside Cinema: £5

Students & Young Tyneside: £4

Benefit: £1

Carers: Free


Pass for 5 films in season*

Full price: £25


Pass for 3 films in season*

Full price: £18


*Please note that passes do not include October: Ten Days That Shook The World and A-Level student seminar: Battleship Potemkin. Passes are subject to availability and can only be booked in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or by calling 0191 227 5500. All films must be booked at the same time in order to qualify for this deal.

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