Middle East - North Africa Film Series Spring 2017
Words of Witness: Directed by Mai Iskander (2012 / 70 min.)
Words of Witness follows the story of 22-year-old journalist Heba Afify. With Egypt in turmoil, Heba regularly goes to the streets to report the historical events shaping her country’s future. While Heba’s mother recognizes her efforts as a journalist, she also serves as a constant reminder that Heba is “still a girl.” Using tweets, texts, and online posts Heba shares the street view of Egypt’s revolution, further expressing the hopes and fears of a nation on the brink of democracy.