Peter Snowdon

Peter Snowdon is a filmmaker and researcher. His feature-length film The Uprising, based entirely on YouTube videos from the Arab revolutions, was awarded the Opus Bonum Award for best world documentary at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and has screened at more than 30 festivals around the world. From 1997 to 2000 he lived in Cairo, where he was on the staff of Al-Ahram Weekly, and his writing on Arab politics and film has appeared in Open Democracy and Le Monde diplomatique. Peter has lived and worked in Egypt, Palestine, and France, and is currently based in Belgium, where he teaches filmmaking in the visual anthropology programme at Leiden University.

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