Four Women, One Revolution
Four months ago, peaceful protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square overthrew the regime of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak. The country’s fate remains uncertain – the first open elections are several months away. What is clear is that the demonstrations have transformed the Middle East and the lives of Egyptians.
The following video profiles four women who participated in the revolution: a student, a cancer researcher, an art curator and a journalist advocate. They talk about how they came to join the protests; how they used online networks to mobilize people and spread information; and how the events in their country revolutionized their own attitudes as citizens.
Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton of Four Corners Media are currently at work on a full-length documentary film, ‘If’, a coming-of-age story about young women and their experiences during the revolution.
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