Uprising (2013)

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  • Summary: Uprising recounts the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against major odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel PeaceUprising recounts the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against major odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides
    Amir Waked the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jan 11, 2013
    88
    When Uprising shows masses of Arabs marching for freedom, and using Muslim prayer as a form of peaceful protest, that in itself is a bit revolutionary.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Jan 10, 2013
    80
    A concise commemoration of a new society's birth pains.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jan 9, 2013
    70
    Amid the flood of documentaries about the Arab Spring in general and the Egyptian Revolution in particular, Uprising takes a clear, cohesive approach to the spontaneous events at its center.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jan 8, 2013
    70
    In his concise, accessible oral history of Egypt's 2011 revolution, director Fredrik Stanton stitches together voices of the activists and organizers at the center of the events that led to the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 10, 2013
    70
    Its account of the week beginning January 25 feels like a solid, layman-friendly addition to the West's understanding of this chunk of history.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 11, 2013
    70
    Ultimately, more than 800 demonstrators died amid countless displays of bravery and commitment. Uprising is a vital and valuable tribute to these courageous men and women - and to love of country.
  7. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Jan 10, 2013
    60
    This important, moving event was, as we know, documented in real time, but in Uprising gets put into a crucial context.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 10, 2013
    7
    Uprising is very moving in any way. The documented series of blood and gore is well depicted. It's a background feel good movie that needs toUprising is very moving in any way. The documented series of blood and gore is well depicted. It's a background feel good movie that needs to be seen around the world. Expand

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