Director: Jihan El Tahri
Country: Egypt



Musgrave 5 17 July 2015 20:00 PM
Suncoast 7 22 July 2015 20:00 PM
Suncoast 6 24 July 2015 19:15 PM

For six decades, Egypt’s post-colonial leaders forged a system that harnessed military and religious powers, struck a delicate balance in foreign relations and muzzled a complacent civil society. Egypt’s Modern Pharaohs follows the trajectory of the rise and fall of the post-colonial state – seen through the Egyptian prism – it will recount vivid moments weaving the struggle for power between the Army and the Muslim Brotherhood. This power dance has until today defined Egyptian politics. The story takes the spectators on a journey into the heart of Egypt’s rich modern history. Through specific events we will get to know the inside story of Egypt’s leaders and their entourage, identify with its people and understand how and why the 2011 Revolution became inevitable.

Jihan El-Tahri an Egyptian and French national started her working career as a journalist. In 1990 she began directing and producing documentaries for French television, the BBC, PBS and other international broadcasters. Since then she has directed more than a dozen films including the Emmy nominated The House of Saud.

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