Going beyond the headlines, this story, filmed in the fourteen months leading to the Revolution, highlights the years of mounting resentment against a U.S.-backed authoritarian government determined to stay in power at any cost. Embedded inside the turmoil, filmmaker Lillie Paquette followed key opposition figures and young democracy activists as they struggled against extraordinary odds and at great personal risk.
Ayman Nour -- Kifaya "Enough" -- The people's plight -- Bush's democracy promotion era -- Ayman Nour after prison -- The April 6 youth -- Mohamed Elbaradei -- April 6 anniversary protest -- Khalid Said -- Preparing for the 2010 parliamentary elections -- US funding for democracy in Egypt -- The labor movement -- Social media election monitoring -- Elections day -- "Sham" elections aftermath and public outrage -- Revolution.
Special features include: Memories of Egypt: the 1952 revolution; Shaab Misr: the people of Egypt; Egyptian democracy activists; inside NDP headquarters; Noam Chomsky on US foreign policy in Egypt and more.
Directed and produced by Lillie Paquette. Editors, Lillie Paquette, David Zlutnick; camera, Lillie Paquette.
Chiefly in English; portions in Arabic with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Askwith Media Library 61125-D 2013 85 minutes