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Monday, February 10, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents "We Are Egypt"

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 Egypts young digital activists is depicted with compassion and grace.  Ann Nelson, Columbia University. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 5, 2014
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7:00 PM
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9:00 PM
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