ITVS and Muftah.org Present "Shayfeencom: We're Watching You"

February 6, 2013
3:00pm Eastern Time
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Join ITVS's Diverse Muslim Voices Initiative and Muftah.org for a screening of "Shayfeencom: We're Watching You."

The film (52 minutes) provides an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups. It gives excellent context for the organizing that was happening in Egypt before many of us in the US tuned in years later during the Arab Spring. It also shows how these women used the technology available to them at the time to build their movement for justice–a early harbinger to how social media was used years later.

ITVS's Diverse Muslim Voices builds awareness and understanding in the U.S. of the range of Muslim societies and cultures. Advancing the mission of ITVS’s Global Perspectives Project, a two-way exchange of independent documentaries, the multiyear project elevates stories about Muslim cultures through multiplatform promotion and distribution and ignites citizen engagement through live events and educational programs.

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Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You

Get an intimate look at the recent multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election's legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups.

56min 46sec

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  • Sara Zia Ebrahimi

    National Engagement Consultant with ITVS

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