Whose Country?

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    Whose Country?

    Directed by

    Egypt, USA

    2016

    57 min

    • English
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Whose Country? intimately explores the long term affects of police brutality and corruption during and after Egypt's 2011 revolution through the raw testimonies of members of a Cairo police unit and through the eyes and ears of a teenage female protestor and an army draftee and activist. By examining the intertwining lives of policemen and protestors in the period from the downfall of the Mubarak regime through to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, the filmmaker reveals how the shifting dynamics of power, revenge, reconciliation and redemption - in this newly democratizing state - are dramatically playing out for each of the film's characters in both the public and private spheres.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Georgina Van Welie
    Talal Al-Muhanna
    Anonymous
    Cinematography
    Anonymous
    Editing
    Gladys Joujou
    Music
    Thierry Bousquet
    Production
    PUMPERNICKEL FILMS
    Sales
    WIDE HOUSE
    Mohamed Siam

    Mohamed Siam

    Egypt

    Siam is a member of The Academy - The Oscars. He is a fiction and documentary filmmaker. A grantee of Sundance, World Cinema Fund, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde for his films who have been screened in NYFF, Karlovy Vary and Carthage where he won the Grand Prize in 2018 and Best Cinematography in 2017 for his film WHOSE COUNTRY? distributed by Kino Lorber. His film AMAL was IDFA Opening Film that won Sheffield Jury Prize and FidaDoc Award and screened in Göteborg, CPH Dox, Vision du Réel and was sold worldwide. Along with being an Alumnus of Sundance, IDFA Academy, La Femis, La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes, Siam is a Berlinale, Durban and Beirut Talent Alumnus who has won Robert Bosch Film Prize and Thessaloniki award. Siam is a jury in Karlovy Vary, Göteborg film festivals and IDFA Bertha and Hot Docs Funds as well as a fellow scholar and filmmaker resident in the American University in Paris.

    Selected Filmography