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Project Team hosts a film event in Manchester - The 2011 Egyptian Revolution Revisited

Film screenings included:

Ishtibak (Clash)

Demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds are forcibly detained together in a claustrophobic police truck during the turmoil following the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi.

Moug (Waves)

Exploring the significance of his hometown and its unique experience and role in the 2011 revolution, Suez-born filmmaker Ahmed Nour tells a highly personal story. He uses his own voice, animation techniques and a poetic style of sound and cinematography to capture the essence of the revolution’s generation, its hopes and its disappointments.

Al Midan (The Square)

This Oscar-nominated documentary follows the trajectory of several Tahrir Square protestors who took part in the first 18 days of the 2011 revolution, as they continue to participate in demonstrations and sit-ins following the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak until the removal of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Athar al-Farasha (Trace of the Butterfly)

It is 9 October 2011 and security forces have brutally attacked a demonstration of Coptic Christians with army trucks, resulting in 27 deaths. Mina Danial, one of the victims, becomes an icon of the revolution, not only for Egypt’s Coptic minority, but for all revolutionaries. For many demonstrators, Danial was seen as the Che Guevara of the Egyptian revolution: their great hope for the future.