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Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician

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Supported by SANAD Film Fund.
Screened at more than nine international festivals and won four awards.
Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician Poster
2011/ Egypt90 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Al Tahrir 2011: Al Tayib wa al Shariss wa al Siyassi
SYNOPSIS
Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down; Egyptians were determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met. Three talented young directors decided to tell the yet unfinished story of the revolution from their own unique cinematic point of view, focusing on the protestors, the police force, and former President Hosni Mubarak. In three chapters, the film playfully debunks misconceptions and stereotypes.
CREW
Screenwriter: Tamer Ezzat
Ayten Amin
Amr Salama
DOP: Hussein Asser
Ahmad Yaaqoob
Salah Yaaqoob
Mohamed Abd El Raouf
Ahmad Gabr
Editor: Ayman El Tonsi
Doaa Fadel
Wael Farg
Eric Magriau
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Production Company(ies)
Film Clinic
Amana Creative
WDR
Ingredients Productions
SANAD
Producer(s)
Mohamed Hefzy
Frederic Sichler
Abdelasiem El Difraoui
film festivals
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals BFI London Film Festival, UK
film festivals ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema, USA
film festivals Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
film festivals Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Oslo Film Festival, Norway
film festivals DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival, Lebanon
film festivals International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands
film awards
film awards Best Producer Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
UNESCO CICT-IFTC Award at the Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Best Film Award at the Oslo Film Festival, Norway
Best Film Award at the DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival, Lebanon
Quotes
“Tahrir 2011 is an insanely engaging documentary. No scratch that; it’s super interesting, period.” Yasmin Shehab - Cairo 360

“The film is an engaging historical account of the initial stages of the Egyptian Uprising. By emphasizing the power of the people, the documentary draws viewers into the continued struggles of the Egyptian people as they fight for their freedom.” Nama Khalil - Foreign Policy In Focus

“This documentary knows that it’s timely, that it is first, and so it focuses — correctly — on the everyday details, presenting a snapshot of what it was like to be there.” Marty Mapes - Movie Habit