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Egypt: Children of the Revolution
BBC
January 2011 saw the impossible happen in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Egyptians took to the streets in the name of freedom against one of the Arab world's most brutal and entrenched dictatorships. The state of fear cultivated by generations of Mubarak's harsh rule was broken by a new…
I am the People - The Struggle for Democracy in Egypt
As the Egyptian people rise up in Tahrir Square, a rural community in the Nile valley follows the revolution on TV, radio and in the newspapers. Intimately shot over the three year period from the overthrow of Mubarak to the fall of Morsi, we are shown an alternate view of…
Everyday Rebellion - Modern Forms of Non-Violent Protest
What does the Occupy movement have in common with the Spanish Indignados or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the Iranian democracy movement and the Syrian struggle and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and Egypt? The reasons for the various uprisings in…
The Tentmakers of Cairo
This film offers unprecedented access to a small community of talented craftsmen, known as tentmakers, who practice the uniquely Egyptian art of Khayamiya, or hand stitched applique. In a small covered market, in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo, four tentmakers expertly stitch ornate Islamic designs, as their centuries-old craft…
Egypt: Tourism In Turmoil
Key Topics Tourism In Egypt Tourism And Civil Unrest Egyptian History Tourism has been vital to the Egyptian economy for decades. Despite setbacks, the 20 years up to 2011 seem like a golden era in the light of subsequent events. Since the revolution of 2011 and the political and social…
The Square - The Egyptian Revolution
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space…
Tunisian Women on Fight
They are artists, activists, students or bloggers. More than a year ago, these women were the leading figures of the Tunisian revolution. However, the victory of the islamist party Ennahdha in the Constituent Assembly elections has changed the situation: these women who braved bullets from Ben Ali's regime, now see…
Building Pharaoh's Chariot
Part of the Series: NOVA
3,600-year-old reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depict pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution, and was the secret weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the Egyptian…
One Wedding and a Revolution - The Fight for Marriage Equality
On February 12, 2004, the mayor of San Francisco ordered city officials to allow lesbian and gay couples to get married. Pioneering activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, celebrating their 51st anniversary, had the privilege of being the first couple to tie the knot. One Wedding and a Revolution goes…
George Washington
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How to Start a Revolution
Gene Sharp hardly seems like one of the world's most dangerous men. White-haired and soft-spoken, the 83-year-old professor mostly keeps to himself, spending much of his time in his small Boston home reading, writing, and tending to his orchid garden. But to the world's most brutal dictators, Professor Sharp's ideas…
Mississippi: Is This America? - 1963-1964
Episode 5 of Eyes on the Prize
Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.