Trailer for Feature Documentary Film

Festivals: Berlinale, Los Angeles Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country’s future, her mother is compelled to remind her, “I know you are a journalist, but you’re still a girl!” Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening and the disillusionment that follows, mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity and democracy.

Website: wordsofwitness.com


Best of the Festival, One World Film Festival

Heroine Award, Montana Cine International Film Festival

Best of Human Rights Issues, Montana Cine International Film Festival

First Amendment Award, Santa Rosa International Film Festival

Best Long Documentary, AJI Documentary Film Festival

Women in Film & Television Award, Nashville Film Festival

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