Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad, And The Politician 
On Jan 25th 2011, Egyptians woke up not expecting that the commemoration of the burning of Cairo and ‘Police Day’ would turn into a revolution that would end the 30-year reign of the regime. Through social media, the new generation of Arabs and Egyptians were able to witness the atrocities that President Hosni Mubarak’s regime had caused over the past 30 years. For 18 days, the world watched as Egyptians marched out calling for an end of the injustice, poverty, and corruption. Among this new generation, three directors decided to tell the story in a unique cinematic point of view.
The Good, directed by Tamer Ezzat, gives voice to the everyday heroes from Tahrir Square.
The Bad, directed by Ayten Amin, films a rare account from four internal security officers assigned to crush the uprising.
The Politician, directed by Amr Salama, offers a satirical take on “how to become a dictator in ten steps,” and a smart deconstruction of Mubarak’s persona over his 30-year rule.
In this special Mavericks presentation, the screening will be followed by a conversation with two of the Cairo-based filmmakers, Ezzat and Amin, who will offer their personal reflections on the changes taking place in their country.