"A year-long Spring" is the series of films which the Arab House in Madrid has dedicated until May 28 to the cinema production of Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia and Syria, one year from the political uprising and the aperture towards a prospect of democratisation. The cultural institute reports that the event constitutes a selection of the images which have been seen in the aforementioned countries, mainly TV reports and videos shot in the heat of the moment which made their way into TVs around the globe thanks to the web and its social networks. The event has been presented within the Festival Documenta Madrid 2012 and brings forth feature films, documentaries, video art images, clips and animation which aim to recreate the environment in which the revolts were born and how they developed.
Organised into ten sessions, the festival includes: "Tahrir 2011. The good, the bad and the politician", by Tamer Ezzat, Ayten Amin and Amr Salama (Egypt); "The Reluctant Revolutionary", by Sean McAllister (Ireland); "Images of Revolution", by Ibrahim Hamdan (Qatar); "Loi 76" by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia); "Spring Tale", by Dani Abo Louh and Mhamed Omran (France); a selection of shorts by the Abou Naddara Collective (Syria) and the Masasit Mati Collective (Syria) and "Otra Noche en la Tierra", by David Muñoz (Spain).