Khaled El-Sawy in the film Gamal Abdul Nasser
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Egypt clip: Nasser

This biopic of Gamal Abdul Nasser, starring Khaled El-Sawy, charted the rise of the young officer and the beginning of the country's long military rule.

This scene dramatises a turning point in Egyptian history. Egypt's popular first president, Mohammed Neguib, is shown confronting his fellow army officers, led by Nasser.

Neguib argues that the new republic must become a democracy. But Nasser, who is wary of Neguib's popularity, insists that underdeveloped, unstable Egypt is not ready for democracy.

  • 05 Feb 2016