Screening & Discussion #HRWNairobiFilmFest: Words of Witness, Nov 20 2012 @ Alliance

November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

‘Words of Witness’ by Mai Iskander, Egypt/US, 2012, 1h08 In English and Arabic with English subtitles

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)


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Presentation: by Design Artist Anne Feenstra, Nov. 20 2012 @ Kuona Trust Sierra Jazz Festival: Incognito Live in Nairobi, Dec. 16 2012 @ Bomas of Kenya – Langata

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