Dawn, 13 April 2011. Hosni Mubarak, the leader of Egypt for the last thirty years, is taken to prison. He’s joined by his two sons Alaa and Gamal, the latter his heir apparent.
It was an astonishing fall from grace for the Mubarak family. Just a few weeks before they were masters of the Arab world’s most populous country. Now, they face years behind bars.
These films tell how Egypt’s revolution came about. We tell what Hosni really had in mind for Gamal. We reveal America’s role in the final years of the Mubarak regime. We learn how successive US presidents tried to force Mubarak to reform – and how finally, along with millions in Egypt, they ran out of patience.
2x50mins, Al Arabiya, 2014
Abdulrahman al-Rashed & Christopher MItchell