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‎3 student journalists are going to Egypt this summer to document the personal stories of Egyptians living in the setting of revolution
‎3 student journalists are going to Egypt this summer to document the personal stories of Egyptians living in the setting of revolution
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who?

Three members of the Toronto Globalist (Sophie, Ian, and Rajiv) & awesome Data Visualization Master Daniel McLaren

what? 
We are documenting the stories of Egyptians living in the setting of revolution. Using intimate media (video portraits, human photography, and immersive soundscapes) and personal interviews (captured in video, audio, and text) to enable ordinary Egyptians to share their own stories with the world.

We are offering the rest of the world an opportunity to really get to know the people who are living through and driving this unprecedented political movement — made up of interwoven social relationships, of ordinary humans doing everyday human things.

how?
Everyone’s stories will be shared through an interactive social graph. This non-linear structure reflects the way that humans really interact with one another, rather than the conveniently pre-constructed narratives of conventional journalism. 

An undoing of political stereotypes, and a nuancing of political relationships, emerges from the sharing of our personal stories. We believe politics is more than a choice between the left or the right: it is the quality of humans to connect with each other and discover solutions to common challenges.

why?Because in order to understand the politics
we must first understand the people.

when? The team will be arriving in Cairo on Friday, June 10th, 2011 and staying until August. The project has been under development since February.

funding? 
Funds from Kickstarter will be used to cover the costs of airfare as well as accommodations and transport within Egypt. Funds will also be used to ship materials from Cairo to project members working from North America for processing.

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