Military in Egyptian Politics

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Military in Egyptian Politics

Guiding questions

What unites all people together in the initial protest movement? Why do Islamists and secularists and Christian Copts get along initially? How does this unity dissipate?

What’s the obvious bias of the film regarding the Muslim Brotherhood? Is the perspective of the Muslim Brotherhood granted a voice?

How do the secular revolutionaries imagine the role of religion/Islam in the post-Mubarak era? How does the Brotherhood understand the role of Islam in Egyptian society?

How do the main actors of the film react to the electoral victory of the Brotherhood?

Why do millions of Egyptians protest against the Brotherhood President, Muhammad Morsi and ask for his resignation? Why is Morsi/Mubarak not considered a good leader? What are qualities of a good leader from the secularists/Islamists perspectives? Can a leader be deposed and under what conditions?

What is the role of the military in Egyptian politics?

What is the role of women in the Square? How are women represented in the film? Does the film address the matter of women’s rights at all?


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