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Uploaded on Feb 21, 2011

February 2011

Mubarak's 30 year regime has ended and temporary power has been handed to the military. What does the future hold for Egypt? From Cairo, the heart of the revolution, this searing report investigates.

The riots are over, the people have spoken and the military promise that their rule will be short-lived - but not everyone is certain they will step down. The Army is the biggest military force in the Middle East and some estimate it makes up more than 10 per cent of the economy. Tariq Osman, author of 'Egypt on the Brink' does not believe that the military holding power is a sign of change. "People say the regime has fallen. I argue that the President fell; the regime has not." Many believe that the Army has the most to lose from moving to democracy. One protester says many lost confidence in them after they allowed lynch mobs into Tahrir square. Others however continue to revere the troops who were welcomed as heroes when the police left Cairo's streets. Hisham Kassem, a vocal opponent of Mubarek's regime, has complete faith that, "Egypt has changed", but until democracy actively comes protestors like Mohammed aren't going away. "If they try to do any snake work, we're gonna come right back," he threatens; "nothing will seep through the cracks".

A Film By ABC Australia
Distributed By Journeyman Pictures

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