Winter of Discontent

Director: Ibrahim El-Batout
Countries: Egypt
Year: 2012
Running Time: 94 min.
Language: Arabic

Set against the momentous backdrop of the whirlwind protests of Cairo’s Tahrir Square that began on January 25th, 2011, this film by independent director Ibrahim El Batout takes us on a compellingly raw, starkly moving journey into the lives of activist Amr, journalist Farah and State Security officer Adel in the days leading up to the resignation of President Mubarak. Winter of Discontent shows the heady, surreal atmosphere of terror, uncertainty, and mass euphoria that surrounded those days that shaped history, and that continue to do so. It exposes the anger, the deceits, and the lies that people faced everyday during the years of Moubarak’s rules.

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