Uprising (Egypt, USA, 85 min)
Directed by Fredrik Stanton
An authoritative, behind-the-scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation. Uprising tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in harnessing social media to force 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. Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the executive producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the editor of Inside Job.
- Festival Screening: March 9th, 2013 approx. 9:44 pm