Egypt: Revolution Interrupted?


Egypt: Revolution Interrupted? documents how years of active opposition created the 2011 uprising — and then how the revolution’s goals were thwarted by entrenched forces.

Over a 3-year period, Steve York regularly traveled to Egypt with a crew to document the revolution underway in the aftermath of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Interviews with journalists, activists and human rights lawyers explore the work behind the 2011 uprising, the fragmentation of the revolutionaries, and how the lack of a clear vision among those elected to power eventually led the country back to a military dictatorship again.

The story isn’t over. As one pro-democracy activists told us: “I am willing to take to the streets once again. And I will not be alone. Millions of Egyptians cannot be wished away. The road ahead is long and bumpy. But I have no doubt that the future belongs to us.”