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Whose Country?

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Whose Country?

Directed by Mohamed Siam

  • Egypt, USA 2016; 57 min
  • Original version: English, Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary

  • From the director of CARNAVAL presented at Meetings on the Bridge


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.




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