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Nasser’s Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt

  • A young Egyptian army officer leads a coup against his king, winning the support of millions of his countrymen.
  • Over the next 18 years he becomes the most powerful leader of the Arab world, transforming it forever.
  • Now that world confronts his legacy.

Nasser's Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt

August 2016

Home release to follow.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ABOUT

Nasser’s Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt is the first film for an American audience about one of the Arab world’s most transformative leaders. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Gamal Abdel Nasser soon became a symbol of Arab progress and dignity. From 1952 to 1970, he challenged Western hegemony abroad, confronted Islamism at home, and faced deep divisions among the Arabs. He also established the region's first military authoritarian regime. A man of enormous charisma and ambition, Nasser had begun a revolution he could not complete. But his dreams, dilemmas and decisions continue to shape the current generation.

Producer Michal Goldman began work on this project before the January 2011 uprisings in Egypt and continued filming through General Sisi’s first year in power. During this period of turmoil, Egyptians argued passionately about their history as a way to see what course to follow in the future. It is their voices – peasants and professors, secularists and Islamists –that drive this film.

 

PRESS

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Monday July 18, 2016

Producer Michal Goldman will present

“Nasser’s Republic”

at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. State Department

 

May 2, 2016

New England Screening at the

Independent Film Festival Boston

Monday May 2nd at 7:30 pm

Somerville Theatre - Screen 1

 

April 17, 2016 Premiere!

Washington, DC International Film Festival

Sunday April 17th at 5 PM

Monday April 18th at 6:30 PM

Landmark’s E Street Cinema

Coming Soon

 

 

The film is available in two versions: a festival version (82 minutes) and a broadcast version (56 minutes).

 

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PURCHASE

OUR TEAM

Nasser's Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt

has been made by a team of filmmakers in the U.S. and Egypt.

Producer/Director MICHAL GOLDMAN

introduced Arab musical culture to thousands of Americans with her film Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michal-goldman-b1387911

 

Executive Producer

KATHRYN DIETZ

has produced high profile documentaries for public television for over 25 years including China, A Century of Revolution and Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryndietz

Cinematographer

KAMAL ABDEL AZIZ

is one of Egypt’s most renowned cinematographers. He has served as the Director of Egypt’s National Cinema Institute and is a co-founder of The Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/kamal.abdelaziz.3?fref=ts

 

Editor

PETER RHODES

was trained in London at the BBC. Since moving to the U.S. he has worked in a variety of styles ranging from cinema verité to historic recreations. His work has appeared on PBS, the BBC, and in major film festivals.

 

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0722503/

 

Co-editor, broadcast version

Myra Boutros

worked in Beirut for 9 years on documentaries and commercials for clients from many nations before moving to the U.S. Fluent in Arabic, French and English, she has worked on many aspects of this project.

 

https://lb.linkedin.com/in/myra-boutros-18a64a2b

 

Music

MILES JAY

is a multi-instrumentalist who lived in Egypt and Lebanon from 2005 to 2012. He is the founding director of the Nile Project, which brought together musicians from the 11 countries of the Nile Basin.

 

 

 

http://www.milesjay.com

 

CONTENT ADVISORS

FISCAL SPONSOR

TEAM

ADVISORS

FUNDERS

TEWFIK ACLIMANDOS

ETATRAR, Cairo, Egypt.

 

JON ALTERMAN

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

 

KIRK J. BEATTIE

Simmons College, Boston, MA.

 

KHALED FAHMY

American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.

 

JOEL GORDON

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 

ZACHARY LOCKMAN

New York University, New York, NY.

 

E. ROGER OWEN

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

 

EVE TROUTT POWELL

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

 

JAMES TOTH

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.

 

SHERIF YOUNIS

Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE

 

 

FC is a 501(c)-3 corporation that supports American independent media-makers. Founded in 1987, FC has been the grantee of record for over 200 projects and currently sponsors 30 active projects across the country. All contributions to FC are fully tax-deductible.

 

www.filmmakerscollab.org.

 

 

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RESOURCES

Some good journalism that connects history of Egypt and the Arab world to the present

AHRAMONLINE

Ahramonline: Daily news from Egypt’s government-owned paper of record, in English:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/

 

Nasser.org

Nasser.org is the largest single source of digitized archival material for Gamal Abdel Nasser, including photos, films, speeches, press interviews, memoires, and more.

http://nasser.org.

 

CAIROBSERVER

Cairobserver: a blog and a conversation about architecture, urbanism and culture, in English and Arabic:

http://cairobserver.com/

 

JADALIYYA

Jadaliyya: news, the arts, opinion, scholarship from and about the Arab world, in English and Arabic:

http://www.jadaliyya.com/

 

MADA MASR

Mada Masr: Independent, progressive journalism coming out of Egypt in English and Arabic:

http://www.madamasr.com/

 

AL MONITOR

Al Monitor: daily on-line newspaper covering the Middle East, in English and Arabic:

 

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/home.html

 

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Nasser’s Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt

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Producer

 

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