Director: Jehane Noujaim. 95 min. Egypt/USA. Documentary/History
Two years of the Egyptian revolution, told through the eyes of revolutionaries, including Khalid Abdalla, star of The Kite Runner (2007). If your country's been through a revolution, you'll see innumerable correlates - how dictatorship is a disease, and as long as you don't eradicate the disease, toppling one dictator will only lead to empowering another. The persistence of Egyptians fighting for their ideal government is admirable, but the film slyly avoids discussing the most controversial aspect of the ordeal: the concept of the military bringing down a democratically-elected president (Morsi), when that president turns out to be a despot.