Whose country?

  • Force majeure (Whose country?)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title : Balad meen ? بلد مين | ¿El país de quién?
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 60 (in minutes)

A Cairo-based filmmaker tells the story of his interaction with a group of civil policemen from 2011 to 2013. In the meantime, the filmmaker grapples with issues of guilt and morality while reviving the memory of his father, a former criminal investigator.

Spanning the period from the outbreak of the Egyptian revolution in 2011 until the ouster or ex-President Morsi three years later, Whose Country? is a first-person account of one Cairo-based filmmaker's interactions with an Egyptian policeman, Abou H, who experienced the brutality and the violence of his superiors towards the civilians just after the revolution- the kind of security personnel who had become notorious in Egypt for widespread corruption and abuses of civilians.

Through verité footage and in one-on-one interviews, Abou H reveal the ways in which the security forces abused his role in society. Abou is torn between his convictions and the risk to lose his job. He hopes to change the system, speaking directly to the director, who at the same time, grapples with issues of guilt and morality and the memory of his father, a former criminal investigator.

A film by Mohamed Siam

Egypt / USA / France, 2016, Feature Documentary, 1h00 minutes, DCP - HD - Color

Original title: Force Majeure
Genre: Feature documentary
Duration: 60 minutes
Production year: 2016
Country: Egypt
Original language: Arabic & English (with English subtitles)

Producers: Talal Al-Muhanna, Mohamed Siam

Director: Mohamed Siam
Screenplay: Georgina Van Welie (Georgina Van Wellie), Talal Al-Muhanna, Bruni Burres, Mohamed Siam
Dir. of Photography: Mohamed Siam
Music: Thierry Bousquet
Editor: Gladys Joujou

Production: Linked Productions Inc., ArtKhana Corporation (Egypt)

Coproduction: ITVS, Pumpernickel Films

With the support of: IDFA Bertha Found, Sundance Institute, Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Production Fund, Fonds Image de la Francophonie (OIF), Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC), Screen Institute Beirut


* Production company: ArtKhana / artkhana@gmail.com
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Carthage Film Festival 2017, JCC - Prix spécial CNCI de l'image "Ali Ben Abdallah" pour un film de long métrage en compétition

FCAT 2017, Tarifa-Tanger / Features in Competition "Hypermétropie" / www.fcat.es/peliculas/balad-meen/

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 - Documentary Competition (European premiere)



بلد مين

مخرج من القاهرة يروي تعامله مع مجموعة من الشرطيين في زي مدني في 2011-2013. و في الوقت نفسه يعالج المخرج مشاكل الشعور بالذنب و الأخلاق و ذكرى والده الذي اشتغل كمحقق في الإجرام

محمد صيام - مصر

النوع : وثائقي طويل
المدة : 60 دقيقة
سنة الإنتاج : 2016
البلد : مصر
Georgina Van Wellie - Mohamed Siam: السيناريو
Mohamed Siam: مدير التصوير
Gladys Joujou: تركيب
المخرج : محمد صيام

ArtKhana: شركة الإنتاج
artkhana@gmail.com: البريد الالكتروني

2017 | Carthage Film Festival, JCC, Tunis
المسابقة الرسمية للأفلام الوثائقيّة الطويلة / Compétition Officielle Longs Métrages Documentaires / Official Feature Documentary Competition



¿El país de quién? abarca desde la revolución egipcia de 2011 hasta el derrocamiento del presidente Morsi tres años después a través de las conversaciones entre el realizador - hijo de un famoso investigador dedicado a destapar la corrupción policial - y el agente de policía Abou H, testigo directo de la violencia usada por sus superiores contra civiles y de los abusos de las fuerzas de seguridad inmediatamente después de la revolución. Abou H se debate entre sus convicciones y el sueño de cambiar el sistema, y el riesgo de perder su trabajo.

una película de Mohamed Siam

Egipto / Francia / EE.UU., 2016, Documental, 60', Color, Árabe con Subt. español

Género: Documental
País: EE.UU., Egipto, Francia
Año: 2016
Caracterísitcas: 60' | Color | Árabe | Subt. español

Director: Mohamed Siam
Guion | Georgina Van Wylie - Talal Al-Muhanna - Bruni Burres - Mohamed Siam
Fotografía | Mohamed Siam
Montaje | Gladys Joujou
Música | Thierry Bousquet

Producción | Linked Productions Ltd - ArtKhana Egypt


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