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Seriously wounded joining us now is Frederick -- and he's a director and producer of uprising.
-- your film dealt with the 2011 protests what do you think.
Is did the same -- what do you think is different this time around sure I think they're important similarities what happened 2011.
What really happened was the crowds in the streets put pressure on the security forces to ease out -- What what is different this time around as it -- much more quickly and only took four days here.
And while there was violence there's a great deal less bloodshed partly because the security forces came around so quickly to the side of the protesters.
And then in the overall narrative -- for -- watching because a lot of people confuse it feels like okay.
Mob rule you can't please the -- you know you had a Democrat they're democratically elected leader and you turned on the guy in just a few months.
Well I think -- while -- certainly was democratically elected he abdicated his democratic credentials.
Through a number of steps because he issued any an -- pull claiming that that his rules were about judicial review.
He reimposed an emergency law and he started arresting opposition leaders and shutting down organizations.
So what was really happening in addition of the fact that the economy -- tanked in Egypt.
Is desire to return to the original.
Demands of the revolution for a legitimate true democracy -- -- you you and your -- talk to so many different diplomats and experts and people on the ground -- -- -- talking to them now.
During this period of time and -- -- they've been saying and and he talked to us about the economic situation there on the ground among local business it.
The -- -- liberal activists of course have been incredibly frustrated by by more -- -- you know they put a great deal of courage and effort and and showed a lot of blood to get rid of Mubarak in the and they were they are frustrated and disappointed to see this taken in and Islamic -- dimension.
The economy as I said has has tanked unemployment has skyrocketed.
The number of egyptians living on less than two dollars a day has risen from 40% to 50%.
Inflation has has has skyrocketed.
And so so the economy is is is a huge reason that so many people came out on the streets this -- -- -- as well.
In addition to more C encroaching beyond his political power I'm sure I can ever remember.
A more public display of the debate with in the Muslim population.
Between people who feel like yes that's my religion but I don't want running my government.
And people who feel like I want this running my government as well.
How is -- alone or could this clash between those two sides spread through the Middle East is -- already there.
I think this is crucially important I mean what we're seeing is a huge repudiation of the Muslim Brotherhood.
And Islamic theocratic rule in the heart of the Middle East we've had millions of people come in the streets we've had the instrument of of state power were -- overwhelmingly.
The Muslim Brotherhood to attempt to turn Egypt potentially into.
Something along lines of an -- theocracy and I think that's gonna have implications far beyond -- exporters.
All right guys and by the way to send a report update three people now been killed and in the -- -- this kind of protest.
A French extent -- the documentary is called uprising.
Thanks a lot thank you new -- governor Mike Huckabee is gonna join a company President Obama appears in the.
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