111 minutes, 2014
Director: Anna ROUSSILLON (France)
Production Company: hautlesmains productions, Narratio Films (France)
In January 2011 Egypt’s anti-government protests gather tens of thousands in Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo, while villagers in the southerly rural areas follow the events on their TV screens and newspapers. From Mubarak’s overthrow to the election of Mohamed Morsi, the film follows these political changes from the perspective of a village in the Luxor Valley. Between hopes and disappointments, change is overdue.
Anna ROUSSILLON was born in Beirut in 1980 and grew up in Cairo, before going to live in France. She teaches Arabic in Lyon, translates literary texts and takes part in radio broadcasts, while working on several film projects linked to Egypt. “Je suis le peuple” is her first long film.