We Are Egypt

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 1110367 | KanopyPublisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 87 minutes) : digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Online resources: Features: Ayman Nour, Noam Chomsky, Anwar Sadat, Omar SharifSummary: Months before 2011's momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution - but no one knew when that day would come. Going behind the headlines, WE ARE EGYPT - filmed in the 14 months leading up to the Revolution - highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. Deeply 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 to remove an uncompromising U.S. -backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. Includes 82 minutes of bonus features including Memories of Egypt's 1952 Revolution with Omar Sharif, Inside Mubarak's NDP Headquarters with Ali Eldin Hilal, Noam Chomsky on US foreign policy in Egypt, democracy activists Esraa Abdel Fattah and Basem Fathy after the Revolution, as well as segments featuring Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy. We Are Egypt: The Story Behind The Revolution is the real story behind the story. Everybody saw the revolution unfold, but what people didn't see was the groundwork beforehand. Deeply 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 to remove an uncompromising U.S. -backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. The documentary became a personal journey for the filmmaker as she got to know these activists. She saw them in and out of jail and through their emotional ups and downs; and throughout the entire year they said they weren't giving up or backing down. What happened during the uprising was not something new: people had been chipping away at the government's oppression and many activists talked about an uprising before the revolution actually happened. People said they were optimistic about the upcoming year and said they hoped to see a great deal of change. The film ends with a conversation between the filmmaker and one of the main characters in the film immediately after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak actually stepped down - the excitement in his voice is electric. Among those interviewed in the film include: -Esraa Abdel Fattah - Media coordinator, Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA) -Basem Fathy - Projects Director, Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA) -Ayman Nour - Former political prisoner, presidential candidate, leader of the opposition party Al Ghad We Are Egypt: The Story Behind The Revolution is the story of a nation in change while the world watches and doesn't put the pieces together. This film explains why the revolution happened and why we did not see it coming. - Vali Nasr, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies , Johns Hopkins University, NY Times best-selling author of The Shia Revival and Forces of Fortune When Mubarak was ousted in early 2011, Paquette began receiving invitations from universities across the U.S. to screen a working rough cut of the film, which gained wide acclaim as the backstory to the Egyptian Revolution. The film has been screened, in some cases multiple times, at various universities including George Washington, NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, Yale, Stanford, Virginia Tech, UMASS Lowell, Georgetown and Holy Cross. It has also been screened at various community centers and at the 2011 Boston Palestine Film Festival.
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Features: Ayman Nour, Noam Chomsky, Anwar Sadat, Omar Sharif

Originally produced by MVD Entertainment Group in 2011.

Months before 2011's momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution - but no one knew when that day would come. Going behind the headlines, WE ARE EGYPT - filmed in the 14 months leading up to the Revolution - highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. Deeply 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 to remove an uncompromising U.S. -backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. Includes 82 minutes of bonus features including Memories of Egypt's 1952 Revolution with Omar Sharif, Inside Mubarak's NDP Headquarters with Ali Eldin Hilal, Noam Chomsky on US foreign policy in Egypt, democracy activists Esraa Abdel Fattah and Basem Fathy after the Revolution, as well as segments featuring Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy. We Are Egypt: The Story Behind The Revolution is the real story behind the story. Everybody saw the revolution unfold, but what people didn't see was the groundwork beforehand. Deeply 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 to remove an uncompromising U.S. -backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. The documentary became a personal journey for the filmmaker as she got to know these activists. She saw them in and out of jail and through their emotional ups and downs; and throughout the entire year they said they weren't giving up or backing down. What happened during the uprising was not something new: people had been chipping away at the government's oppression and many activists talked about an uprising before the revolution actually happened. People said they were optimistic about the upcoming year and said they hoped to see a great deal of change. The film ends with a conversation between the filmmaker and one of the main characters in the film immediately after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak actually stepped down - the excitement in his voice is electric. Among those interviewed in the film include: -Esraa Abdel Fattah - Media coordinator, Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA) -Basem Fathy - Projects Director, Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA) -Ayman Nour - Former political prisoner, presidential candidate, leader of the opposition party Al Ghad We Are Egypt: The Story Behind The Revolution is the story of a nation in change while the world watches and doesn't put the pieces together. This film explains why the revolution happened and why we did not see it coming. - Vali Nasr, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies , Johns Hopkins University, NY Times best-selling author of The Shia Revival and Forces of Fortune When Mubarak was ousted in early 2011, Paquette began receiving invitations from universities across the U.S. to screen a working rough cut of the film, which gained wide acclaim as the backstory to the Egyptian Revolution. The film has been screened, in some cases multiple times, at various universities including George Washington, NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, Yale, Stanford, Virginia Tech, UMASS Lowell, Georgetown and Holy Cross. It has also been screened at various community centers and at the 2011 Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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