18 Days (film)

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18 Days
18 Days FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ahmad Abdalla
Mariam Abou Ouf
Kamla Abu Zikri
Ahmed Alaa
Mohamed Ali
Sherif Arafa
Sherif El Bendary
Marwan Hamed
Khaled Marei
Yousry Nasrallah
Produced by Lighthouse Films - Partner Pro - Shadows - Video 2000 - Film Clinic
Release date
  • May 18, 2011 (2011-05-18) (Cannes)
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

18 Days (Egyptian Arabic: ١٨ يوم‎, translit. Tamantashar Yom) is an Egyptian film composed of ten short films by ten directors focusing on the 18 days of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

A group of ten directors, twenty or so actors, six writers, eight directors of photography, eight sound engineers, five set designers, three costume designers, seven editors, three post-production companies, and about ten technicians have agreed to act fast and shoot, with no budget and on a voluntary basis, ten short films about the January 25 revolution in Egypt. Ten stories they have experienced, heard or imagined.

All the proceeds of this movie will be devoted to organizing convoys to provide political and civic education in the villages of Egypt.

The films are:

  • Retention by Sherif Arafa
  • God’s Creation by Kamla Abou Zikri
  • 19-19 by Marwan Hamed
  • When the Flood Hits You… by Mohamed Ali
  • Curfew by Sherif El Bendari
  • Revolution Cookies by Khaled Marei
  • Tahrir 2/2 by Mariam Abou Ouf
  • Window by Ahmad Abdalla
  • Interior/Exterior by Yousry Nasrallah
  • Ashraf Seberto by Ahmad Alaa[1][2]


  1. ^ "Middle East premiere of 18 Days at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival". Ahram Online. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 109. ISBN 978-1908215017. 

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