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Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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January 30, 2011 , , ,

The current civilian uprising and turmoil in Egypt against the regime of Hosni Mubarak is unprecedented and has been bottled up for a long time. Egypt  is the most populous country in the Arab world. “Egypt we are watching you” gives a glimpse into what was the state of political representation in the country and the frustrations experienced by the people over the past three decades.

Synopsis: In 2005, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced the country’s first multi-party elections. Three professional women with no experience in political activism decided to make sure the elections were really fair and free through their own initiative and the power of the Internet. In the documentary Egypt: We Are Watching You, directors Shereif Elkatsha and Jehane Noujaim give us a glimpse of democracy in Egypt through the lens of this firebrand trio and their Web site,

There are several ways to watch the entire film on you tube if you search a bit. I will leave it at that.


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