Egyptian filmmaker and producer Hala Galal was a speaker on the panel "Filmmakers and the Arab Spring: Documenting revolution," organised on February 15, during World Cinema Fund Day, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual, together with Nadia El Fani, Hania Mroue and Nora Younis.
"As a filmmaker, I was really emotionally involved about what we call 'revolution' in our country, so I couldn't be in a reporter about what was happening," she said. "But I respect very much my colleagues [who] reported everything because it saved our lives."
"It hurts a lot when you have all these memories. I am not sure that I want to make a film now about what I saw. It was more than terrible."
"Cinema is not a sect, everybody can make a film," she said. "Everybody has a mobile, can take footage, edit it, and then put it on Youtube. You can find very nice things and terrible things. It is an open invitation to everybody to make films about anything they want."
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