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Vimeo of the Week: Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011 from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo.

The world is watching Egypt. Television news and newspapers are covering the uprising daily, hourly. Yet it was the above film, shot on February 1, 2011, is the most powerful image I’ve seen of the protests. In it a series of signs, and the people holding them, are featured. The signs are then, when needed, translated to English. It’s seeing the protests in the words of those in the streets, not the American newscasters. It’s powerful stuff. Shot by Oliver Wilkins.