Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "We Are Egypt"

  • 179 Grace Dodge Hall, Teachers College, Columbia University

Free: ID required
This documentary tells the story of the story of the struggle for democracy in Egypt that led to the historic uprising in January-February 2011. Filmed on the ground in Egypt over the preceding fourteen months, this story is told through the eyes of Egypt’s youth activists, labor movements and political opposition figures. It is an account of their struggle against extraordinary odds to remove an uncompromising US-backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. Going beyond the recent headlines, director Lillie Paquette offers the background story of years of mounting political resentment against the ruling regime. 

This event is sponsored by the Institute of African Studies, Institute of Comparative Literature and Society, and the Middle East Institute.