CAIRO: A documentary film reported and filmed by students taking the Video Journalism course offered by the USAID-funded Media Development Program in Egypt. Chicago journalist, Robb Montgomery led the training and directed the film.
MDP's Tarek Atia and Ahmed Montaser were instrumental collaborators in the film's editing, and production of Arabic narration, voice overs and translations.
Egypt Media Development Program
Aisha Essam El Haddad
Nirmin El Saber
Bahaa El Taweel
Tarek El Sheikh
Quote from student in the class.
"The most important thing is the culture of pictures.
In the Journalism department we are used to dealing with written media.
so the priority now is to learn how to use pictures
This is the best thing I learned how to film.
I learned new techniques that made me
want to get a camera and learn more about the video editing software."
— Wessam Hendy, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University