Prayer of Fear by Mosireen

I often say that, in Egypt, the psychological revolution was as important as the political one and this is even more true now that the politics of it have taken such a dispiriting turn.  There are many ways to measure this psychological transformation — civic engagement, the way public space is used, the subjects people discuss, even the number of women at cafes in wust al-balad — but one of the most obvious and gratifying is the number of people and organizations that have sprung up since 25 January 2011 to document this revolutionary period and make us think about what is happening and why.  The media collective Mosireen is one of the most effective and the video above, set to a poem by Mahmoud Ezzat called “Prayer of Fear,” captures the current moment perfectly.


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