On Jan 25, 2011, Egyptians woke up not expecting that a public holiday would turn into a revolution aimed to overthrow Egypt’s political regime. Through social media, the new generation of Arabs and Egyptians were able to witness the atrocities that President Hosny Mubarak’s regime had caused over the past 30 years. For 18 days, the world watched as Egyptians marched out calling for an end to the injustice, poverty and corruption. Among this new generation, three directors decided to tell the story from a unique cinematic point of view. Tamer Ezzat, with contributions by Ahmed Abdalla, brings us face to face with several characters whose courage and contributions helped the revolution become so inspirational to those around them. Ayten Amin tells the story through a personal journey with the police and security forces that she had never confronted before the revolution. She tells the story of the corruption and injustice brought about by the police forces under Mubarak’s regime. Amr Salama delves into the mind and psyche of former president Hosny Mubarak. He interviews many prominent personalities and politicians who had been close allies or opponents with the former president. This is the story of the revolution told from their eyes in three separate chapters titled: The Good, The Bad, and The Politician. –Venice Film Festival
Amr Salama has directed two feature films, (On A Day Like Today) in 2008 and (Asmaa; Inspired by True Events) in 2011, and participated in the long documentary (Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad & The Politician) directing the third part of it, The Politician.
The world premiere for his latest film Asmaa will be at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival and the European premiere will be at the London International Film Festival.
(Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad & The Politician) premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won the UNESCO award. The documentary will also participate in several other film festivals such as the Toronto, Amsterdam, Dok Leipzig and Abu Dhabi International film festivals.
His film debut (On A Day Like Today) was critically acclaimed and participated in several international film festivals. It was also a box office success.
He was named “2008’s best new coming director” by many film critics. He was also honored… read more