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Published on Feb 19, 2012
The Arab Awakening - Tweets from Tahrir
As protest and revolution shake the Arab world, this series of films document the Arab awakening, offering fresh insights into what happened and why.
We go behind the scenes of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan revolutions and explore the lives altered by these events, and speak to those who made them happen.
The films piece together the jigsaw of events as they played out in the media, in the corridors of power and on the ground.
We also look at the events and debate their place in history, global politics and everyday life.
We are surprised and entertained as we hear the hopes and fearss from people across the region, and their expectations for the future.
Cairo's 'Twitterati' tweeted their revolution for 18 days from in and around Tahrir Square.
Young, urbane and highly-motivated, their tweets revealed the truth of the scale of the uprising which Egypt's state media sought to hide, and gave a street-level, minute-by-minute account of how the persistence and bravery of the Egyptian people brought down a dictator.
Note: The book ' Tweets From Tahrir ' by OR Books was the inspiration for this film.