Al Jazeera World - Ultras

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On February 8, 2015, at least 40 people were killed in a stampede and clashes between police and football supporters at a Cairo stadium. This is the latest episode of violence involving some of Egypt's most hardcore football fans, known as ultras. This film, made in 2014, chronicles their story. During the 2011 Egyptian uprising that saw Hosni Mubarak removed from power, millions of Egypt's most die-hard football fans played an important role. In this documentary, filmmaker Alma Mosbah explores the culture of the ultras, their role in the Egyptian revolution, and how different violent events have affected them. The film also explores the anguish of ultras' family and friends, who still await justice for their young men who have been killed.

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