Cinema and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 The Egyptian Uprising of January 25, 2011 was a non-violent social revolution of marches, civil disobedience and labor strikes in reaction to the corrupt government of Hosni Mubarak. The Revolution was in development for a number of years and only for the repression in the country was it not depicted in cinema sooner. Issawi’s Cairo Exit was initially banned due the film’s focus on the problems that lead to the revolution and its religious content. Cairo Exit was filmed one year before the January Uprising necessarily in guerilla style. Ahmad Abdalla’s debut film, Heliopolis, is also a critique of Egyptian society and portrays nostalgia for pre-1952 Revolution Egypt. Finally, the three-part...The end:
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