Words of Witness by Mai Iskander (US/Egypt, 2012, 68 min.). 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.
Cellular by Camille Tucker (17 min.). A young Muslim woman discovers she is pregnant 5 days before her plans to carry out a suicide mission, throwing everything she has ever believed in doubt and causing her to question her mission.
Words of Witness preceded by Cellular
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $8MFA members, seniors, and students
- $10Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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