Artist Projects

The Fire

Lotfy Nathan

The Fire is a feature film following the story of Mohamed Bouazizi, an unassuming fruit vendor, in the days leading up to his symbolic act of self-immolation, which sparked the Tunisian revolution and the subsequent Arab Spring. After settling on a life as a fruit vendor—the only means he could find to support his family—he found himself subject to a merciless system of corruption. Driven to despair, his symbolic act of suicide became a catalyst for millions to revolt.