FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

Mersiha Gadzo – Middle East Eye – Tuesday, 02 September 2014 (originally published 27 Aug)

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Private Revolutions, which premiered this week at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Image: Mersiha Gadzo

Austrian filmmaker Alexandra Schneider watched Egypt’s revolution unravel on TV where male journalists reported live from Tahrir Square, interviewed male leaders and male commentators analyzed the situation.

But where were Egypt’s women in this watershed?

During the Arab Spring, Schneider heard stories of many brave women who were participating actively in the revolution such as Asmaa Mahfouz, who filmed a vlog calling all Egyptians to join her to protest at Tahrir Square, which went viral on YouTube and helped spark the revolution . . .

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