The Italian Cultural Institute of Athens has collaborated with “Beyond Borders”, the International Documentary Festival taking place from 22 to 29 August on the island of Castellorizo. On this occasion, it will present the screening of the Italian documentary “Ethbet!”, directed by Mattero Ferrarini (2021), on Friday 27 August (8.30 pm).
“Ethbet!” set in Cairo, means “I’m waiting!” and was what the rebels of Tahrir Square shouted to encourage their friends to resist during the uprising that broke out in the Egyptian capital on 25 January 2011. The documentary tells the story of three revolutionaries ten years after the events. After the failed Egyptian revolution, what happened to the rebels? What happens when a military regime, despite the crowds of street protests enthusiastically filmed by all the world’s media, manages to grow stronger instead of falling?
Director Matteo Ferrarini made his debut in 2011 with “Jali Road”, a completely independent and self-created project, shot in Malawi and presented in competition at the Rome Film Festival in 2011. His second film, “Buracos”, was shot in Brazil in 2012 and was also selected in various international festivals as well as “Nar per fer”, co-produced by Small Boss and Decima Rosa and shot with the contribution of the Trentino Cinema Commission. His latest film, “L’ultima cattedrale”, was filmed with the contribution of Emilia Romagna Film Commission, MIBACT and the Municipality of Modena. It was broadcast in Italy, Brazil, Sweden and Croatia.