Egypt / NYC : Echoes of a Revolution

 

How fast does the news travel ? And because we watch event unfold almost in realt time, does that mean we feel more connected ?

Here’s a brief audio documentary made in NYC within a few hours of Mubarak’s demission, exploring these questions.

The day Mubarak stepped down, I happened to be home. I was watching the news. I took a shower, and when I got back, the TV was broadcasting Mubarak’s speech and Tahrir Square ‘s ebullient joy.
I wondered how fast the news would travel to NYC. I was also curious to know how did New Yorkers relate to that revolution that the news had been following so closely for once.
I set out with my recorder and interviewed people in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and in “Little Egypt” in Queens.
Here’s the result.

 

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