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Black Out (2010)


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.


Main Crew:

Directors: Mohamad El-Hadidi/Mayye Zayed

Cinematographer: Mohamad El-Hadidi

Editor: Mayye Zayed

Production: Rufy's Films


Previous Screenings:

  • New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival in London, UK 2015

  • 25th Instants Vidéo Festival, France 2012

  • Cinéma et Révolutions en Egypte Festival in Lyon, France 2012

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

  • MADATAC Festival in Madrid, Spain 2011

  • 6th Streaming Festival (Online), 2011

  • Le Parvis des Arts in Marseille(Aux frontières des révolutions), France 2011

  • Ozu Film Festival 19th Edition, Italy 2011

  • Festival Miden, Greece 2011

  • Don't You Have Docs? in Melbourne, Australia 2011

  • Alhambra Cinema in Marseille, France 2011

  • ZINC in Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, France 2010

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Genre: Documentary

Duration: 3 mins

Language: Arabic

Subtitles: English

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