When: Monday, February 10, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video
Months before the momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution -- but no one knew when that day would come. Going beyond the headlines, this story -- filmed in the fourteen months leading up to the Revolution -- highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. Filmmaker Lillie Paquette follows key opposition figures and young democracy activists as they struggle against extraordinary odds and at great personal risk to remove an uncompromising U.S.-backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. When Mubarak was ousted in early 2011, Paquette began receiving invitations from universities across the U.S. to screen a working rough cut of the film, which gained wide acclaim as the "backstory" to the Egyptian Revolution.
"The struggle for democracy by Egypt's young digital activists is depicted with compassion and grace." -- Ann Nelson, Columbia University.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622