Far from Tahir
El Desamy and El Saff in Egypt are small communities hundreds of kilometers away from Tahrir square, the centre of the arab spring. How have the people living in these and others rural communitees in Egypt experienced the Revolution? How did their lives change after the fall of the Mubarack regime? Together with the Cospe NGO, a year after the success of the Egyptian Revolution (January 25- February 11, 2011) that led to President Mubarak's resignation, I went to these small and remote communities and portrayed and interviewed many people living there, discovering that, although none of them directly took part of the movements in Tahrir square, they are today the evidence of an on-going process of change: with more determination and strength than before they take active roles in the committees and public spaces living freer choices, influencing and encouraging other people to do so.