Words of Witness

Words of Witness

Directed by: Mai Iskander

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify 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!” Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts, and Facebook posts.  Her coming of age, political awakening, and the disillusionment that follows mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity, and democracy.

Part of DocuWeeks 2012

NR, 71 Minutes
Official Website: http://wordsofwitness.com/

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