Posted on June 12, 2012 in Arab American Institute
Film Festival
the film society of lincoln center

June 23, 24, and 26
at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater

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. Every time Heba 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!" 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.
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Screenings followed by discussion with filmmaker Mai Iskander

Presented in association with Committee to Protect Journalists and Rock the Vote

June 23, 2012 at 6:00pm + Q&A | Invite friends
June 24, 2012 at 1:30pm + Q&A | Invite friends
June 26, 2012 at 8:45pm + Q&A | Invite friends


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