Words of Witness
Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 7:45, Sat Aug 18 at 9:55, and Sun Aug 19 at 12:05 & 5:25!
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
- Country USA/Egypt
- Language English
- Rating NR
- Running Time 71 minutes
- Website http://wordsofwitness.com/
- Director Mai Iskander
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