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Film: Words of Witness

Events | Headline and Cultural Forums

22-year-old Heba Afify takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using Tweets, texts, and Facebook posts. Every time Heba heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country’s future, her mother is compelled to remind her, “I know you are a journalist, but you’re still a girl!” Her coming of age, political awakening, and the disillusionment that follows mirror that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity, and democracy. Heba’s words bear witness to the heady optimism of a country on a path to self-determination and the celebration of a cultural shift where a younger generation inspired a country to “lead themselves.” (DIRECTOR: Mai Iskander; Egypt/US, 2012; 68 mins.)

Film introduced by journalist, author, and activist David Wolman, author of The Instigators, on Cairo's digital dissidents.

Cosponsored with the NW Film Center in conjunction with their series Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film

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