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We Emptied Our Pockets out of Joy (VIDEO)

[28 January 2011, police at Mohandiseen, Cairo, Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.]

[To mark three years since the outset of the January 25 Revolution, Mosireen collective released the following video with the text below.] These are images you have never seen before, or maybe you have, but you did not pay attention to them. Even though these are images of everyday life, they hide sites of pain, corners of terror, the places left behind by martyrs. Most of these images were taken in spaces where the state's security forces kidnapped, tortured, or murdered ...

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Outlawing The January 25 Revolution (VIDEO)

[19 November 2013, on Mohamed Mohamoud Street, protesters gather to demonstrate against Ministry of Interior and repeat demands of January 25 Revolution. The banner showing pictures of former presidents and officials reads:

This new video from the Mosireen collective discusses and condemns the inclusion of military trials for civilians in Egypt’s draft constitution, due to be put to a referendum in January 2014. The video highlights the police’s violent response to a protest organized by the “No to Military Trials” campaign in Cairo on 26 November. Juxtaposing old and new footage, it places this crackdown in the context of previous attempts to restrict freedom of assembly and labor rights in ...

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A Coup or a Continuation of the Revolution? (Video)

[10 February 2012, protesters against the military rule, in Ghamra, Cairo, Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Hossam El-Hamlawy]

This latest video from the Mosireen collective compares the protests of 30 June 2013 with those of January 2011 in Egypt, and asks: were the events of 30 June a revolutionary wave or a military coup? It begins by discussing the way in which former president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood formed an alliance with the Egyptian military in order to gain power. The Brotherhood were keen to be in control of government, while the military were happy to be relieved of ...

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6th October Bridge: Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes (Video)

[6th October Bridge on the evening of Friday 5 July 2013. Image from screenshot of below video]

This video from the Mosireen media collective is entitled "6th October Bridge - Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes." It shows scenes from the Friday 5 July battle on 6th October Bridge between pro- and anti-Morsi protestors. It also highlights one pro-Morsi individual running and shooting at people with a gun, while both the military and the police watched the clashes and chose not to act until the pro-Morsi group had fully retreated.

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No British Petroleum Gas Project without Our Consent (Video)

[Natural gas flare. Image originally posted to Flicker by Tod Baker]

The Mosireen media collective has completed a new video entitled “Idku: No BP Gas Project Without Our Consent”. It deals with the response of Egyptians from the fishing town of Idku to plans by multinational firm British Petroleum (BP) to build a gas processing plant on their shores. The video features interviews with local residents, who explain that waste dumping in Idku’s waters by oil and gas companies has driven away fish and polluted agricultural lands, threatening the ...

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Sexual Torture is Systematic: from Mubarak and SCAF to the Muslim Brotherhood (Video)

[Prison cells, Cairo Citadel . Image originally posted to Flicker by Arbella Bet-Shlimon]

This video from the Mosireen media collective is entitled "Sexual Torture is Systematic: from Mubarak and SCAF to the Muslim Brotherhood.” It brings together the testimonies of Egyptians who have survived sexual torture over the past decade, and who refuse to be silenced by their torturers. The video highlights the use of this practice as a deterrent from, or punishment for, political dissent during the era of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, and charts a peak in its use ...

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Tahrir to Taksim: We Demand the Fall of the System (Video)

[Mosireen logo]

The following video expresses the Mosireen media collective’s stance of solidarity with the on-going demonstrations around Istanbul’s Taksim Square, and in several other Turkish cities. It begins with images of trees being uprooted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, to make way for the government’s planned conversion of the area into a commercial space–the original trigger of the peaceful protests. It then shows the many parallels between the challenges that Egyptian and Turkish ...

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Egypt's Draft Constitution in Focus: Torture

[An anti-Mubarak demonstrator whose head is bleeding after being hit with a stone by pro-Mubarak demonstrators during clashes. Image originally posted to Flickr by

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] "We cannot tolerate a regime that practices torture, no matter who is at the head of it," were the opening remarks of Aida Seif El Dawla of the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of ...

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Egypt's Draft Constitution in Focus: Freedom of Expression

[Freedom of the press in Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Hossam el-Hamalawy.]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] This clip comes in response to a government sponsored television advert claiming that freedom of expression is protected in the draft constitution currently under consideration in a national ...

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus – The Role of the Army [Video]

[The first round of the referendum in Cairo on December 15th. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] Political researcher Ibrahim El Houdaiby and Hossam Bahgat, Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, explain how the draft constitution puts the Army and its extensive industrial activities—estimated to ...

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus: Labor Rights [Video]

[The first round of the referendum in Cairo. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] In response to a government-sponsored campaign to promote the draft constitution currently under consideration in a national referendum, Fatma Ramadan, the Vice President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions ...

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Video: Islam Harbi Will Spend His Childhood in Military Prison

[Islam Harbi's mother. Image from video posted below.]

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Video: Salma Said

[Salma Said. Image from video posted below.]

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Video: The Revolution Lives on in Marches Throughout Cairo

[Image from screen shot of below video.]

The revolution lives on in marches throughout Cairo, 25 January 2012.  

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The Revolutionaries Will Return on January 25

[Screenshot from Video]

While 25 January 2011 marks the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution, for many Egyptians, January twenth-figth is not a day for celebration but a day to complete unfulfilled promises of the revolution they started a year ago: bread, freedom, and social justice. Produced by the Mosireen collective, the following clip highlights different voices from Egyptian society affirming their determination to continue the revolution they began on 25 January 2011.  

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Ghada's Testimony on Being Tortured by the Egyptian Army

[Ghada. Image from screen shot of video below]

In this video, Ghada recounts details about being tortured by the Egyptian army as well as specifics regarding their behavior and tactics. The account includes disturbing details, including descriptions of what she witnessed while in captivity. The video is in Arabic and features subtitles. A translated transcription follows the video.                

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Martyrs of the Egyptian Revolution: January - December 2011 (Video)

[Screen shot from video below.]

The following video shows the sacrifice of Egypt's martyrs for their revolution: the fight from January through the present moment, against Mubarak, his police state, the army, and SCAF. A complete list of the names of the fallen is provided at the end of the film. Please share widely, and in solidarity. Warning: Graphic Content      

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The Heroes of Tahrir (Video)

[Image from screen short of video]

The 19th of November was another bloody day in the Egyptian Revolution that over the course of the following days turned into a massacre. After an attack by security forces on a group of demonstrators who had been injured during the eighteen days that toppled Mubarak, tens of thousands flooded back into Tahrir Square demanding the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) to step down. The security forces and military responded with a four-day continuous onslaught against ...

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The Egyptian Military Tortures Demonstrator Mohamed Munir

[Mohamed Munir when captured by security forces. Image from video]

On the night of Tuesday 22 November 2011 just a week before parliamentary elections in Egypt began 31-year old Mohamed Munir went to Tahrir square to join thousands of Egyptians once again demonstrating there. The demonstrations all over the country flared up again after the Egyptian security forces brutally attacked a group of demonstrators in Tahrir square on 19 November. Those the forces attacked had been injured in the early days of the Janaury 25 revolution and are ...

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The Army Tortures Sayed (Video)

[Sayed Mohesn Abdel-Ghani. Image from screen shot of video below.]

In this video, Sayed Mohsen Abdel-Ghani, an Egyptian who works at a printing facility in Cairo’s northern neighborhood of Sharabia, describes how Egyptian security forces tortured him after he was arrested near the American University in Cairo on 20 January 2011. His arrest came in the wake of last week’s days-long clashes between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators in and around Tahrir Square. This clip was produced by Mosireen. Click here for more information.

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Bio

 Mosireen

 

Mosireen is a non-profit media centre in Downtown Cairo born out of the explosion of citizen journalism and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.

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