70 minutes | Hybrid | Colour and B&W | 2013 | Released

A penetrating film shot with breathtaking lyricism- It is one of the best evocations on film of the recent events in Egypt and heralds a major new talent on the Egyptian scene”.

 Deborah Young | The Hollywood reporter.

Ahmed Nour’s documentary blends live-action and animation into a poetic meditation on the Egyptian city of Suez and the failed dreams of the 2011 Revolution“.

Jay Weissberg | Variety 
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A hybrid documentary that combines live-action, animation and experimental footages into a narrative that explores the unique characteristics of the Egyptian city of Suez. The plot unfolds in chapters or waves; each wave depicts a period of time in the trajectory of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which sparked first in the filmmaker’s home city of Suez.

Written, produced, narrated and directed by

Ahmed Ismaiel Nour


  • Cinema in motion award | San Sebastian international film festival, Spain, 2012
  • Golden tablet for best film | Ismailia international film festival, Egypt, 2014
  • Grand prize for best film | Rencontre de l’image film festival, Egypt, 2014
  • Best sound prize | Moscow international documentary film festival, Russia, 2015
  • Best Cinematography prize | Cebu international documentary film festival, philippines 2015
  • Audience award | Africa in motion film festival, Scotland, 2015
  • Jury special mention | Luxor African film festival, Egypt, 2015
  • Certificate of Merit “Ahmed Nour” | Egyptian cinema professions Syndicate, 2015


MOUG has been officially selected in the lineup of more than 35 international film festivals, such as: 

  • 57th DOK leipzig international film festival, Lieipzig, Germany
  • 54th Annecy international animated film festival, Annecy, France
  • 36th Cinemed Montpellier international film festival, Montpellier, France
  • 17th Montreal international documentary film festival, Montreal, Canada
  • 20th Sarajevo international film festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia 
  • Brisbane Asian pacific film festival 2014, Brisbane, Australia
  • 10 th Dubai international film festival, Dubai, UAE 
  • 26th Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland
  • 7th International documentary & short film festival of Kerala, Kerala, India
  • 20th Sarajevo international film festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • 6th DMZ Korean international documentary film festival, South Korea
  • 8th Arab and Mediterranean film festival of Catalonia, Barcelona, 
  • Asian Pacific screen awards 2014 “in competition”
  • 25th Carthage Film Festival / Journees Cinematographiques De Carthage, Tunisia
  • 11th Festival du film documentaire de Saint-Louis, Sénégal 
  • 2nd Sudan Independent film festival, Sudan
  • 1st festival de l’Aube, Basel, Switzerland
  • 14ème Festival International de Cinéma et d’Animation de Meknès (FICAM), Meknes, Morroco
  • 4th Luxor African film festival, Luxor, Egypt
  • Xth African Film Festival 2014, Warsaw, Poland
  • Moscow international documentary film festival, Moscow, Russia
  • 10e Festival cinémas d’Afrique – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Screening rights film festival, Birmingham, UK
  • 10th Africa in Motion film festival, Edinburgh-Glasgow, Scotland


  • Ahmed Nour’s first feature is a very personal reflection on the Egyptian revolution, which began in his hometown of Suez. The Hollywood REPORTER

  • Ahmed Nour’s documentary blends live-action and animation into a poetic meditation on the Egyptian city of Suez and the failed dreams of the 2011 Revolution. VARIETY

  •   Suez at San Sebastian. ahramonline