Whose Country

Myriam Sassine  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Egypt
In the middle of the Egyptian revolution in February, amidst chaos, random arrests and savage killings in the heart of Cairo, Ahmed Saleh – a devout Muslim, a family man and a police assistant, who was a dedicated servant to the Mubarak regime for over 14 years – has his world turned upside-down when his younger brother disappears. As a result of his brother's disappearance, and fueled with rage, Saleh begins to confess to the corruption and violence he and his colleagues routinely committed as police assistants. This temporary freedom to speak out, however, will expire once a new regime is in place.