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Jun 7 2015


New York, Egypt, Online

The Trials of Spring is a major documentary event that chronicles the stories of nine women who played central roles in the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. It includes a feature-length documentary, six short films, articles by award-winning journalists, and a robust social media conversation about women and their unwavering quest for social justice and freedom.

The Trials of Spring launched as a special event on The New York Times homepage on Sunday, June 7. Six shorts in six days, culminating with the World Premiere of the feature documentary at the 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Friday, June 12.

The Trials of Spring is created by Oscar Nominated Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney, the team behind the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and Executive Producers of the celebrated PBS special series, Women, War & Peace. The team is comprised of top American and local crews, whose credits include The Square, We Are the Giant, Bully, Lemon, and Watchers of the Sky.

Beyond the screen, the filmmakers also launched a public campaign asking for women’s inclusion in the US Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.

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