Letter to Obama

  • 2012 90 minutes

    Letter To Obama is a feature film based on a true story.

    The screenplay for Letter To Obama was written in 2009, after the
    liberal Egyptian politician Ayman Nour (whose penance for running
    for president against Mubarak in 2005 was a five-year sentence in
    the notorious Tora prison) was suddenly and unexpectedly released
    from prison – just four weeks after Obama entered the White House.
    However, making the film while Mubarak was still in power was not
    possible.

    For two years, Letter To Obama remained a screenplay and, like
    many Egyptians under Mubarak’s rule, a prisoner of fear.

    Then the Egyptian revolution of January 2011 swept the nation. A
    few months later, in October 2011, Letter To Obama commenced
    principal photography. The film was completed in early 2012.

    Although based on the true story of Nour's incarceration, Letter To
    Obama is the story of each of the 80 million Egyptians who lived in
    imprisonment, one way or another, for the past 30 years under
    Mubarak’s dark regime.

    Companies involved in this production

    • Filmart limited

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Alternative Names

  • Letter to Obama (Egyptian (Ancient), English)