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From Queens to Cairo (2012)

An Egyptian American goes to his native Cairo one year after the Egyptian Revolution to see for himself the challenges faced by Egypt as it navigates the road to democracy.


Sherif Sadek
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Egyptian American filmmaker Sherif Sadek goes to his native Cairo with his family one year after the start of the Egyptian Revolution. With tons of misinformation flying around in the media, Sadek is determined to see for himself how Egyptians will navigate the bumpy road to democracy, especially after decades of authoritarianism. His journey takes him from famed Tahrir Square to the inside of taxi cabs to rallies to slums as he searches for perspectives from all walks of life. Written by Sherif Sadek

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What are the challenges on the road to democracy




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a great movie
26 April 2013 | by meriamraoufSee all my reviews

This movie is very well made. It follows the personal story of the director, and his family, and raises interesting questions about what it means to go back and look for a heritage, and wonder if it will be there for your kids? There's something really heavy and original about how that question is brought to light in this film, and the ending is true to reality, and somehow hopeful yet uncertain.

And the choice of music in the film is entirely original. There are unexpected tracks in the score and it makes for a lovely surprise. It's a documentary that takes you out of the genre. It tells like a movie but informs like a documentary.

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Release Date:

15 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
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Akhnaton Films See more »
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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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