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Jehane Noujaim, 2013

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It begins with the euphoria of Tahrir Square in February 2011 – Mubarak toppled, factions forgotten, people power triumphant. But what next?

Using up-close, often harrowing footage from the square, director Jehane Noujaim charts the struggle of protesters once they realise their revolution has been poached by new oppressors.

Of the three men whose stories are told, it is the sympathetic, deeply conflicted Muslim Brotherhood member Magdy who lifts the film from a straightforward story of frustrated idealism to something more complex and compelling.

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