Mai Iskander's "Words of Witness"

I loved Mai Iskander's film Garbage Dreams and am excited to see that her latest documentary is out, and it's set in the backdrop of the 2011 uprising, focusing on the story of a young journalist.

Words of Witness is premiering this month at LA's FilmFest  — more screening times and locations available here.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,