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by Indiewire
June 13, 2011 7:19 AM
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Indiewire's Project of the Day: Egyptian Uprising Doc "The People Demand"

An image from "The People Demand." [Image courtesy of the filmmaker.]

Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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"The People Demand"

Tweetable Logline (140 characters or less):
A documentary showing the continued progress after the revolution in Egypt, and the demands of the people changing their country.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Pierre Habib
Producer: Caroline Kert
Cinematographer: Mikey Pounds
Producer/Editor: Jeremy Lyons

About the film:
I was in Cairo just before the revolution and any political change at the time seemed impossible. A few months later, I see continued turmoil in the country without the international media coverage that pressured the old regime. There is still rampant abuse of power and corruption. This film will let the now emboldened Egyptians tell their stories so that those who take power know they are being monitored.

Current status:
We've started basic coverage of events from the ground in Cairo and are finalizing fundraising to get the crew to Egypt for principal photography.

For more information and to support the film:
Kickstarter page.

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4 Comments

  • melanei | June 20, 2011 5:17 AMReply

    Good job. It is about time that the american audience has the opportunity to view a subject matter that is poignant, historic and an absolutely neccessariy to tell. Good job.

  • Molly | June 17, 2011 12:23 PMReply

    I would love to see this. The people of Egypt deserve to be heard; the world needs to know more about how they view this revolution.

  • James | June 14, 2011 4:01 AMReply

    Sounds very interesting. I would enjoy watching it, but if the goal is to creat something to voice the people of the region it would have to be made very soon because it'll be outdated in a few years...

  • Francisca Frisone | June 14, 2011 3:11 AMReply

    absolutely!