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In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill discuss their new documentary “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution.” They’re joined by Egyptian-American journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who is featured in it. “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution” debuts on HBO Wednesday, January 25, at 8 pm.

Guests:

Jon Alpert, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Matthew O’Neill

Comments [4]

Amy from Manhattan

In many places, the army initially refused to attack the demonstrators, & I heard this was because the soldiers were serving in the same areas they came from & knew the people they were ordered to attack. Of course, that changed later...were soldiers sent to different places where they didn't know the local population? Or was there some other reason?

Jan. 24 2012 12:32 PM
Sheila Michaels from NYC

In the Civil Rights Movement, arrested women were frequently subjected to cavity searches. I had to squat in my underwear, in Atlanta, but many were examined internally.

Jan. 24 2012 12:31 PM
Amy from Manhattan

The low number of women elected has been attributed in part to their being listed last on the ballots. Do the guests know who made the decision to structure the ballots? Who was in charge of making up the ballots, & who, if anyone, was able to see them ahead of time & object to the women's names all being put at the end?

Jan. 24 2012 12:27 PM
The Truth from Becky...size small

Women of all "shapes and sizes"? Yep stay over there where that kind of talk is acceptable.

Jan. 24 2012 12:25 PM

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