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Film Screening, Discussion & Poetry

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Please join us as we commemorate Democracy Day (Sep 15) and Right to Know Day (Sep 28)on
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
3-6PM
Education Theatre II
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (Main Campus)
for
FILM SCREENING Egypt: We are Watching You
In his 2005 State of the Union address President Bush cited Egypt as the country that would pave the way for democracy in the Middle East. Three women, unable to sit by while their country is on the brink of drastic change, start a grassroots movement to educate and empower the public by raising awareness on the meaning of democracy. They name their campaign Shayfeen.com – “we are watching you.” This film follows the highs and lows of the first year of their movement in Egypt. Insisting that only the people can make change happen, their goal is to educate the Egyptian public on what it takes to build the most basic pillars of democracy: basic human rights, freedom of speech and the establishment of an independent judiciary. Egypt: We are Watching You highlights the importance of ordinary citizens participating in shaping and securing their democracy.

Followed by a discussion, facilitated by:
 Dr. Adams Oloo, Chairman of Department of Political Science & Public Administration
 Basil Ibrahim, Editorial Director, Imagine Company
 Carlyn Hambuba, Head of Communications, FEMNET

Poetry by Nebila