The Sun's Incubator
The Sun's Incubator, 2011
11 mins 33 secs
Feb. 4th, 2011: the family is getting ready to demonstrate, knitting in red its new freedom.The crowds go wild and scream, 'We want to bring down the dictatorship of Mubarak who humiliated the Egyptians during the past 3 decades'. Are the sounds of demonstrations heard by this family, coming from the satellite television channels or directly from the surrounding streets?
May 27th, 2011: a new martyr, little Syrian Hamza al-Khateeb was tortured until his death. Syrian revolts. Revolution always comes out from the womb of misery. Bashar Al-Assad is killing his own people to keep his throne.
Ammar Al-Beik's The Sun's Incubator (2011) interweaves autobiography and current events to create a parable of life and hope, tragedy and despair, change and brutal setback.