Part of International Education Week 2016
When a young Egyptian woman travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to 60 years of military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice in a country in the grips of a power struggle, where there is little tolerance for the likes of her. Buoyed by the other activists she meets along the way, Hend Nafea’s story mirrors the trajectory of the Arab Spring—from the ecstasy of newfound
courage to the agony of shattered dreams. In the end, despite crushing setbacks, it is resilience that sustains the hope for reform even in the darkest hours of repression.
The 5 short films are:
Keeping the Promise (Tunisia, 5 min)
Brides of Peace (Syria, 10 min)
Our Oath (Bahrain, 5 min)
Wake Up, Benghazi! (Libya, 9 min)
When Is the Time? (Yemen, 7 min)
The film screening is free and open to the public!
Co-sponsor: The University of Arizona Global Initiatives