Part of Spring Lessons is not just documentation, but active participation in giving people a voice and finding simple, yet effective ways of doing so.
In this case, noticing that demonstrations in Berlin consisted mostly in a lot of shouting at walls, a team went out to give the participants in a demonstration in front of the German Foreign Office in Berlin the possiblity to relay their statements directly to Egypt. We shot about 35 15- second segments, recording the name and demand of the individual interviewee.
Thanks to the hard and wonderful work of Kareem Kandiel, who shot and edited this. Marianne Wagdy, translator extraordinaire is responsible for the subtitles.
I hope other Egyptians across the world will take up this idea and emulate it.
[Originally published on CaramK.blogspot.com on November 29, 2011]