Screening - EGYPT: WE ARE WATCHING YOU

EGYPT: WE ARE WATCHING YOU

Time

Date

 

Location

 

Admission

12:30pm / 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

THE AFICAN CINEMA TENT

EMBASSY OF SPAIN

FREE

Directed by
Jehane Noujaim, Sherief Elkatsha
Country

Egypt (2007)

Running time

Language

Genre

52 mins

Arabic, English

Documentary

Synopsis

After 24 years of leadership under President Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, Egypt is a nation on the brink of change. However, violence and widespread allegations of fraud accompany the first democratic multi-party elections in 2005.  In his 2005 State of the Union address, President Bush cited Egypt as the country that would pave the way for democracy in the Middle East.  Three women, unable to sit by while their country is on the brink of drastic change, start a grassroots movement to educate and empower the public by raising awareness on the meaning of democracy.  They name their campaign Shayfeen.com – ‘we are watching you.’  This film follows the highs and lows of the first year of their movement in Egypt.