Words of Witness

US, Egypt, 2012
70 min.
Arabic, English (subtitled)
Iskander Films
MN Premiere
Director: Mai Iskander

Festivals & Awards:
Berlinale Film Festival
Los Angeles Film Festival
Human Rights Watch Festival

Synopsis:
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.

Sunday, 3/17 at the Heights Theater
3:30 p.m.

screening with Café Regular, Cairo
A Resident of the City

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