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On the 7th of June 2010, Khaled Saeed a 28-year-old Egyptian was allegedly tortured to death by two police officers in plain clothes after refusing to be searched under the emergency law while he was sitting in an internet cafe. The Egyptian government denied the content of the testimonies of eyewitnesses as well as reports by human rights organizations and claimed that Khaled Saeed was a "wanted criminal" who died of ASPHYXIATION after swallowing a packet of drugs. The video is about a demonstration that took place a week later on the 16th of June 2010 near Khaled Saeed's house in Cleopatra district in Alexandria protesting against his murder.


This was just a video test for my new camera. I met my friend Mohamad El Hadidi in the demonstration and he decided to try the new camera. We were not planning to make any video out of the footage but when we checked later the material he had shot we decided to make this video. We only wanted to upload it online to let everybody know about Khaled Saeed who was brutally killed. The famous photo of his skull smashed and teeth broken was all over the internet so many people came out of their silence and went out in massive demonstrations demanding justice. The least I and Mohamad could do was to record and publish this not knowing back then that it was the first glimpse of the Egyptian people's anger and steps towards freedom.

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 3:06
Format: HD 1920x1080
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Year: 2010
Camera: Canon 550D (Rebel T2i)
Program: Adobe Premiere CS4
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0


Nov. 2010 - ZINC in Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, France

Mar. 2011 - Alhambra Cinema in Marseille, France

Apr. 2011 - Don't You Have Docs? in Melbourne, Australia

July 2011 - Festival Miden, Greece (This is War)
Oct. 2011 - Ozu Film Festival 19th Edition, Italy (Out Of Competition)

Oct. 2011 - Le Parvis des Arts in Marseille, France (Aux frontières des révolutions)

Dec. 2011 - 6th Streaming Festival (Online)

Dec. 2011 - MADATAC Festival in Madrid, Spain

Dec. 2011 - Le Jour le plus court de Collectif Prod - REVOLTES ! in Paris, France

Apr. 2012 - Cinéma et Révolutions en Egypte Festival in Lyon, France

Nov. 2012 - 25th Instants Vidéo Festival in Marseille, France

Mohamad El-Hadidi
Mayye Zayed

Mohamad El-Hadidi

Mayye Zayed

Sara Hatem
Rime El Sisi
Mayye Zayed

Documentary - 3' - 2010

Black Out - بلاك أوت

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