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Egypt’s political awakening mirrors that of a young journalist as she reports first-hand the difficulties of her country on its path to democracy.  The young woman’s coming of age is captured by Egyptian-American filmmaker Mai Iskander in her documentary Words of Witness.  Join Women Rising host Frances Alonzo as she speaks with Mai about how the documentary is her personal effort to change negative perceptions of Egyptian women and to improve the status of women everywhere.

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