Poets of Protest: Ahmed Fouad Negm

Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm is outspoken, irreverent and controversial - a living legend in the Arab world famous for not holding his tongue. In this rare, intimate portrait he seeks his place in the revolution, and the inspiration to write again.
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6 x 30 mins Documentary series, Al Jazeera English, Artscape strand

Poets of Protest, from Al Jazeera’s Artscape strand, reflects the poets view of the change sweeping the Middle East through intimate profiles of six contemporary writers as they struggle to lead, to interpret and to inspire.

This unique series focuses on writers, their political and artistic struggles, and their work, with beautifully filmed visual interpretations of the poems.

“Some of the most remarkable films about contemporary poetry and poets” Scottish PEN

“Leaves us with images that will be lodged in our memories for tens of years.” Thehoot.org

Co-creator & Series Producer (Al Jazeera): Daniel Davies
Co-creator & Series Producer (SDI): Roxana Vilk

Yehia Jaber, Manal Al-Sheikh & Mazen Maarouf - Directed by Roxana Vilk
Al Khadra - Directed by Noe Mendelle
Hala Mohammed - Directed by Yasmin Fedda
Ahmed Fouad Negm - Directed by May Abdullah

Executive Producer (SDI): Noe Mendelle
Commissioning Editor (Al Jazeera): Flora Gregory