Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Words of Witness, Mai Iskander’s compelling account of the aftermath of Egypt’s 2011 revolution in Tahrir Square that led to the resignation of 30-year dictator Hosni Mubarak, is as a fascinating account of the cultural construction of knowledge and the mediatization of this process in the digital age.
That’s the beginning of my recently published review of what proved to be one of the best documentaries on the Egyptian revolution that I’ve seen. And I’ve seen many.
What I liked most about this film was that instead of trying to focus on the religion, it focused on a particular person, journalist Heba Afify, and her efforts to make sense of what is going on and represent it in narrative form for her audiences.
The review continues:
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