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Defying cultural norms and family expectations, 22-year-old Heba reports on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening and the disillusionment that follows, mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny and democracy. Heba’s words bear witness to the heady optimism of a country on a path to self-determination and the courageous challenge to face the ruling military.
Mai Iskander's directorial debut, Garbage Dreams was nominated for the 2010 Best Documentary by the Director’s Guild of America, and has won 26 international awards including the Al Gore Reel Current Award and IDA Humanitas Award. As a cinematographer, Mai has worked on TV shows for A&E, PBS, and LOGO. She has made numerous films, commercials and documentaries, including Watchers of the Sky.