Art War is the story of young, creative Egyptian Artists of the Arab Spring who, through the means of graffiti murals, rebellious music, art, and enlightenment, try to salvage their revolution from going under. The film follows revolutionary artists through 2,5 years of post-revolutionary anarchy, from the 2011 Arab Spring to the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.
This is a breathtaking, sensual story about the connection between ancient art from the age of the Pharaohs and modern Egyptian graffiti art and how it can still be used as a weapon with explosive political force today. Marco Wilms boldly follows his protagonists to chaotic scenes in the streets of Cairo and thus becomes part of this art with his camera. The film is an unmistakable call for resistance to extremism.