Monday, March 25, 2013

Uprising | A Documentary

Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the Editor of Inside Job, Uprising tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees.

Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.

According to Daniel Gold of the N.Y. Times - Uprising is a concise commemoration of a new society’s birth pains. Playing at the Phoenix Film Festival in early April, here's the trailer -

Source: Uprising Film


  1. Hmm.. perhaps that revolution might have replaced one dictatorship with another.

    Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the arrest of popular satirist Bassem Youssef over alleged insults to Islam and to President Mohamed Mursi, in the latest clampdown on critical media.

    Dubbed the Egyptian answer to Jon Stewart, the heart surgeon-turned-comedian has repeatedly poked fun at the ruling Islamists and Mursi in particular.

    The soaring number of legal complaints against journalists has cast doubt on Mursi's commitment to freedom of expression – a key demand of the popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.

    Source: Egyptian comic arrested for insulting president

  2. Bassem Youssef interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Part 1 and Part 2

  3. The people have spoken. The military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday announced the removal of President Morsi after days of nationwide protests by opposition groups calling for the Islamist president's ouster. Source: Egypt army cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood