I AM THE PEOPLE

2014

format

Cinema feature length documentary

Partners

Haut les mains

CNC

Île de France

Région Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine

Institut Français

SCAM

Périphérie

GNRC (Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche)

Production

Narratio Films

director

Anna Roussillon

Je suis le Peuple

"The revolution? You just have to watch it on TV!", Farraj launches to Anna when the first demonstrations erupt in Egypt in January 2011. While a great revolutionary song rises from Tahrir Square, 700km away from there, to the village of Jezira, nothing seems to move.

 

Anna Roussillon’s I Am The People is the charming, funny and fascinating portrait of a family, far from Tahrir Square in Egypt’s rural South, as they follow the Tahrir uprising via television news and local papers. From the toppling of President Mubarak to the election of Mohamed Morsi, the film charts their progression from amused distant observers of the events in Cairo through their increasing engagement and politicisation.

 

Cinema feature length documentary