Egypt: Rape, Lies and Videotapes
Background Information : Emad el Kabeer is a young Egyptian bus driver who has been arrested for no reasonable charges, then tortured and raped by Egyptian police.
A few months ago a video was released on the Internet by blogger Wael Abbas, showing the entire scene in its unbearable crudity. That famous video, filmed by a sadist policeman on his cell phone, became a viral video and was circulated. When it finally came into friendly hands, it made it possible to identify and arrest two of the torturers: Islam Nabih and Reda Fathi.
On trial day (March, 3rd, 2007), accusations against both torturers were rejected almost in full, and the video in question was considered as a... "forgery", an "enactment".
If this was an enactment then Emad el Kabeer definitely deserves an Oscar for "Best Actor of the Year 2007". This is what we attempted to simulate in this political and multilingual video directly addressing President Mubarak. The narrator end his speech by congratulating the "Film Directors" of that "enactment": Police officers Islam Nabih and Reda Fathi, and their "Producers and Patrons": President Mubarak and Mr Habib el Adly, Minister of Interior. Yummy.