Editia is in Germany. Look closely at this picture to see 18 days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Bookstore, Berlin.
In around 35 minutes, author Scott Bridges will take the stage at the biennial Berlin Documentary Forum there alongside his former colleague Rawya Rageh, an AJE correspondent who reported from Cairo and Alexandria during the revolution. The panel moderator is writer and curator Sohrab Mohebbi.
Scott boarded his plane for Germany (where he is a guest of the Forum) days after the final stop on his three-city Australian book tour.
He spent part of his second day there talking to Radio National’s Phillip Adams on Late Night Live back here in Australia about the book and the ongoing significance of its subject matter before being able to focus on the task at hand in Berlin.
Scott was invited over there to speak on a panel discussing AJE’s award-winning coverage of the 2011 revolution to complement the re-airing of four full days of the footage – from February 1-4, 2011 – at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt this week.
If you’d like to follow the event live, there is a hashtag, #BerlinDocumentaryForum, and a link for a livestream on the Forum website. For those of us who should be sleeping, sessions will be available for download later.
The Forum bookstore has a bundle of books to sell, so if you happen to be in Berlin and keen to read 18 days, you should be able to get your hands on one today. If not, the book is on sale in major ebookstores and also via this very website.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch und viel Glück, Scott!