Ayten Amin, Tamer Ezzat, Amr Salama
Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad & the Politician
United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Producers: Mohamed Hefzy
Production Company: The Film Clinic
For 30 years, Egyptians knew no leader other than Hosni Mubarak, but on January 25, 2011, a new generation turned a one-day demonstration into a full-out revolution aimed at overthrowing the regime’s grip on power. Three talented young directors reflect on the uprising through the stories of a handful of individuals – including everyday heroes camped in Tahrir Square, security officers assigned to crush the rebellion, and Mubarak’s trusted allies – whose actions would forever change their country.
Ayten Amin is a native Alexandrian who studied film and film criticism at AUC and the Cinema Writers and Critics Association. She directed the short film Spring 89 in 2009. Tamer Ezzat directed the documentaries Makan Esmo El Watan (2006), The Place I Call Home (2008) and the feature The Ring Road (2010). Amr Salama was born in Riyadh. He is a writer, director, editor and actor. He directed Zay El Naharda (2008). - See more at: http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/sanad/projects/2011/ayten-amin-tamer-ezzat-amr-salama#sthash.O23PvnXp.dpuf