Among the most compelling and accessible portraits of the Arab Spring caught on film, “The Reluctant Revolutionary” follows the revolution in Yemen from its early days through the eyes of filmmaker Sean McAllister and his immensely likeable Yemeni companion Kais. Initially hired as McAllister’s tour guide, Kais transforms from a man just trying to do right by his family to a protestor swept up in the righteous battle for social change. Leading up to the fateful events of the “Friday of Dignity,” when 52 people were killed at a peaceful protest, Kais undergoes a profound personal change as he comes to realize just how much is at stake. In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
In Person: Director Sean McAllister.