Screening & Discussion #HRWNairobiFilmFest: Words of Witness, Nov 20 2012 @ Alliance
Date: November 20, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Defying cultural norms and family expectations, 22-year-old Heba Afify takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. Heba’s words bear witness to the heady optimism of a country on a path to self-determination, the toppling of a dictator, the difficult transition towards democracy and the celebration of a cultural shift where a younger generation inspired a country to “lead themselves”.
Discussants: Irungu Houghton (Oxfam), Aamera Jiwaji (Nairobi Business Monthly), Philip Thigo (Social Development Network, SODNET)
Entry filed under: Documentaries, festival, movies. Tags: Aamera Jiwaji, alliance, Egypt, Irungu Houghton, Nairobi Business Monthly, Oxfam, Philip Thigo, Social Development Network, SODNET, Words of Witness.