Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egypt saw him defy the West during the 1956 Suez Crisis, co-found the international Non-Aligned Movement, and suffer a dramatic defeat to Israel in the Six-Day War.

Technical details

Duration: 97 minutes
Nationality: France / South Africa
Production year: 2015
Director: Jihan El-Tahri
Screenplay: Jihan El-Tahri
Director of Photography: Frank-Peter Lehmann
Editor: Philippe Rouget, Gilles Bovon

Nasser (2015)

Jihan El-Tahri an Egyptian and French national started her working career as a journalist. In 1990 she began directing and producing documentaries for French television, the BBC, PBS and other international broadcasters. Since then she has directed more than a dozen films including the Emmy nominated The House of Saud.