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AIAS Film Screening: I am the People

AIAS Film Screening, I am the People, by Anna Roussillon (2014), at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

Info about event


Sunday 26 September 2021,  at 16:00 - 19:00


AIAS Lounge


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Film Screening of I am the People (Je suis le peuple), A view of the Egyptian revolution from Upper Egypt, by Anna Roussillon, Hautlesmains Production, France, 2015.

Watch trailer here.

Film screening (111 min.) in Arabic with English subtitles. 

Anna Roussillon (b. 1980, Lebanon) spent her childhood in Cairo and later moved to France, where she completed the competitive Agregation in Arabic studies and has been trained at the prestigious Lussas Documentary School. At present she is working as a professor of Arabic at Paris-1 Sorbonne University, while she is also pursuing various film projects. Je suis le peuple, her debut, won the major prizes at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and the Belfort International Film Festival EntreVues.


Best World Documentary & Best Debut Film, Jihlava IDFF - Czech Republic 2014 / Best Feature Film & Audience Award, Belfort Entrevues - France 2014 / Best World documentary, San Cristobal - Mexico 2015 / Best documentary, Hong-Kong Int'l Film Festival 2015 / Best documentary, Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg - Germany 2015 / Best feature documentary, Doxa - Canada 2015 / Grand prize Nezha Drissi, Fidadoc Agadir - Morocco 2015 / Audience Award, Olhar de Cinema Curitiba - Brazil 2015 / Silver Owl Award (Runner-up prize), Aichi Women Int'l Film Festival - Japan 2015 / Best film, Arkipel Documentary and Experimental Film Festival - Indonesia 2015 / Best documentary, Dohuk Int'l Film Festival, Kurdistan - Iraq 2015 / Emerging Cinematic Vision Award & The John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media, Camden Int'l Film Festival, USA, 2015


Introduction by Laure Guirguis, AIAS Fellow

Film screening



The film screening is open to all by prior registration via email to organizer Laure Guirguis, laureguirguis@aias.au.dk on 24 September at noon.


Laure Guiguis, AIAS Fellow

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
DK-8000 Aarhus C