The Reluctant Revolutionary


City Opera House Thu, Aug 2, 2012 6:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Aug 5, 2012 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Occupy the Cinema!
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Release Year:2012
Runtime:70 min
Premiere Status:U.S. Premiere
Production Country:UK, Ireland
Original Language:English, Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sean McAllister
Produced by:Elhum Shakerifar
Cinematography:Sean McAllister
Editing By:Johnny Burke
Music By:Denis Clohessy


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.

Additional Information


Janet Wolf (Thu)

CMK Enterprises, Inc. (Sun)