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The Trials of Spring

Wednesday, March 29th 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Description

The Trials of Spring feature documentary recounts the story of 21-year-old Hend Nafea who travels from her village to Cairo in the early days of the Arab Spring in search of freedom and justice.  As the country becomes gripped in a dangerous power struggle she endures crushing setbacks.  In the end, Hend’s resilience sustains the hope of reform for her and her fellow activists, even during the darkest hours of their struggle for a better Egypt.

Gini Reticker, the Academy Award-nominated director, and Hend Nafea, the film subject, will be available for a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by The Harold K. Sage Foundation, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of History, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Political Science.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Normal Theater
209 W North Street
Normal, IL
(309) 454-9720