Another Night on Earth/Words of Witness
Another Night on Earth/52min
Egypt, a country under revolution. Cairo, a mega-city with the worst traffic in the world. From a " fly on the wall" vantage point, viewers eavesdrop from the dashboard of a cab as taxi drivers and their diverse passengers talk and debate about their present, future and details that shape their daily lives. A lighter side of Egypt, captured during endless traffic jams. North America premiere.
Words of Witness/68min
Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify 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!" Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. 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 while celebrating a cultural shift where a younger generation inspired a country to "lead themselves." Bay Area Premiere.
Shattuck Cinema (View)
2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704