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I Am the People

Year
2014
Country
France
Duration
110’ ’
Director
Anna Roussillon

January 2011 in Egypt was marked by anti-government demonstrations. While tens of thousands of protestors 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 and fall 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.

Production
hautlesmains productions, 13 bis, route de Vienne, 69007 Lyon, France, +33 (0)9 53 45 89 30, contact@hautlesmainsproductions.fr, www.hautlesmainsproductions.fr
Sales
Narratio Films, 21, place de la République, 75003 Paris, France, +33 6 70 51 53 41, m.menai@narratiofilms.fr, Malik Menaï
Awards
2014 – Best Documentary Debut and Best World Documentary at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Director
Anna Roussillon

Born in 1980 in Beirut, Anna Roussillon grew up in Cairo, then moved to Paris. She studied philosophy, linguistics, language, literature and Arab civilization and documentary filmmaking in Lussas, France. An Arabic graduate, she teaches in Lyon, translates literary texts, and participates in radio programs, while working on various film projects in relation with Egypt. I am the people is her first feature documentary.

Filmography

Je suis le peuple (2014)

Big Hall
Kinopanorama
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Q&A with director
Saturday
21 March 2015
17:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Citizenfour
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Citizenfour
Year
2014
Country
USA, Germany
Director
Laura Poitras
Duration
114'
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Do You Believe in Love?
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Do You Believe in Love?
Year
2013
Country
Israel
Director
Dan Wasserman
Duration
50’
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Point and Shoot
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Point and Shoot
Year
2014
Country
USA
Director
Marshall Curry
Duration
82’
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We Come As Friends
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We Come As Friends
Year
2014
Country
France, Austria
Director
Hubert Sauper
Duration
105’
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