In January 2011, thousands of Egyptians take to the streets to protest against the oppressive government of President Hosni Mubarak. Using social networking sites on the internet to organise themselves, their numbers increase daily and soon there are mass protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo. The police fire on the protesters but this is recorded on video phones and posted on websites for Egyptians and the world to see. The revolutionaries’ demands are uncompromising and within a few weeks Hosni Mubarak resigns.
Although written up as a secular, peoples’ revolution ‘Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’ exposes the hidden role of Egypt’s most powerful political organisation. The film gains extensive access to leading figures within the Muslim Brotherhood and reveals both how they kept popular support despite being banned from the political arena and what their plans are now for the future of the country.