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by Anna Roussillon


January 2011 in Egypt was marked by anti-government demonstrations. While tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo, poor villagers in the country's south followed the tense situation on Tahrir Square on their TV screens and in the daily newspapers. It is from their perspective that this documentary captures the political changes in Egypt, from the toppling of President Mubarak to the election of Mohamed Morsi. The film reveals the villagers' hopes and disappointments, and shows that despite the wild events, very little has actually changed in their lives.

international title: I Am the People
original title: Je suis le peuple
country: France
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Anna Roussillon
film run: 110'
film editing: Saskia Berthod, Chantal Piquet
producer: Karim Aitouna, Thomas Micoulet, Malik Menaï
production: Haut les mains
backing: CNC, Région Champagne Ardenne, SCAM "Brouillon d'un rêve",
distributor: Compacto Films
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