Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography. 

Egyptian revolution, one year on (2011)

Produced and edited for Thomson Reuters Foundation

For Arabic version: part1, part2, part3


“The Egyptian Revolution” captures the main events through the personal experience of one Egyptian woman and her family. The sight of Tahrir square on fire, camels charging into protesters and news of cabinet reshuffles and political speeches are interwoven with the Kandil family’s frantic trips to the supermarket for supplies, panic over looters in their neighborhood and cautious hope for the birth of a better Egypt.


The documentary is produced in English and Arabic and compiled into a three-part chronological series – “The Flood”, “The Clash” and “The Fall”.

​Narrator:
Heba Kandil​
Producer & editor: Shanshan Chen