Seeds of Change: Revisiting Egypt’s April 6 activists – Rewind

Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of the characters in those films and ask how the stories have developed in the years since our cameras left.

In the earliest days of the Arab Spring, People & Power gained exclusive access to a group of young activists behind Egypt’s unprecedented political protests as they coordinated their supporters to ensure the protests they had started on January 25, 2011 would continue. The key event was the Friday “Day of Rage”.

The organisers, Ahmed Maher and Mohammed Adel, were trying to get a million people out on to Tahrir Square. The events are seen from inside the HQ of the movement, witnessing all the excitement, worry and planning entailed in this attempt to change the course of Egypt’s political history.

REWIND spoke to Elizabeth Jones about what she learned from filming this core group of young activists from the April 6 opposition movement.

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