The Long Egyptian Film

Documentary about Karim Al-Husseini fighting occupation through resistance art. He was born in Libya of Palestinian parents, grew up in Egypt, migrated to the US, joined the American Army and fought against Sadam’s army between 2003 and 2008 in Iraq. He is related to Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin Al-Husseini, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

Karim Al-Husseini wanted to change the Arab world by joining the American Army. Later he is convinced that the best way to make change happen is by joining the protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Today Karim is a visual artist and musician, known in the cultural circles of Cairo as the artist and activist, not as the military man. After serving in the Marines he is trying to fight the Israeli occupation his own way, from distance, by producing resistance art.

Karim dreams to visit the family house and land in Jerusalem, which he has never seen, and invited us to film him during his trip. During the trip, he reflects on his background and history, the current reality, and prospects for the future in a time of political change.