Category Archives: English

CUNY: Carmel Delshad (’11) Gathers Stories for a Web Documentary Project in Egypt

February 9th, 2012

  Class of ’11 alum Carmel Delshad is in Cairo working on 18 Days in Egypt, a crowd-sourced web documentary chronicling the Egyptian revolution that began in 2011.   Created by Jigar Mehta and Yasmin Elayat, the project aims to to … Continue reading

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MASHABLE: Collaborative Documentary Weaves Stories of Egyptian Revolution

January 26th, 2012

Mashable covers our launch.   About 400 people gathered in Tahrir Square Thursday to launch a new kind of documentary about the Egyptian revolution.   Instead of putting together a traditional, continuous film, creators of 18DaysInEgypt are asking individuals to … Continue reading

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THE DAILY NEWS EGYPT: ’18 Days in Egypt’: A media battlefield

January 26th, 2012

Nice write up on our launch party and website.   “We wanted to aggregate this content into a central location and create a collaborative, interactive documentary. The idea was to accumulate media that everyone else didn’t think was important, and … Continue reading

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Collab Docs: An Interview with Jigar Mehta

January 26th, 2012

    Photo by Mostafa Sheshtawy   “For the first time in history, citizens are recording an actual revolution in real time. Throughout the 18 days of the 2011 uprising—in the year since—and now—Egyptians are filming pivotal events on their … Continue reading

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THE NEXT WEB: 18DaysInEgypt: Crowd sourcing a revolution

July 15th, 2011

  It seems that the Middle East can’t get enough of crowd sourcing, and rightfully so. The Egyptian website,18DaysInEgypt is aiming to put together a collaborative and interactive documentary about the 18 day uprising in Egypt. 18DaysInEgypt is an attempt to “showcase … Continue reading

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HUFFINGTON POST: Egyptian Startups Collaborate With American Entrepreneurs

July 14th, 2011

By Alexis Ohanian   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexis-ohanian/american-entrepreneurs-me_b_898459.html   The flight had a brief layover in Amsterdam, which gave me time for a stroopwafel, before I arrived in Egypt. I didn’t book the flight through hipmunk (only because program organizers booked it for me), but I’d … Continue reading

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GUARDIAN: Social media influences documentary-makers

June 6th, 2011

Social media have had a truly revolutionary effect, enabling film-makers and citizens to disseminate their own stories     With built-in video cameras now the norm for mobile phones, anyone can be a film-maker – a fact proven by the … Continue reading

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International Documentary Association Magazine – Weird Is Good: SXSW 2011

May 10th, 2011

Mentioned by Patricia Aufderheide   SXSW also gives conference goers a chance to peer over the bleeding edge of documentary practice. Journalist Jigar Mehta, currently a Knight Fellow, teamed up with an Egyptian friend to create #18DaysInEgypt. The website will eventually be … Continue reading

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Egyptians race to save fleeting mementos of their revolution

May 9th, 2011

We are mention in this article by Hannah Allam of McClatchy Newspapers   And a former video journalist for the New York Times is working on a crowd-sourced documentary that also will incorporate amateur footage. Egyptians can submit their videos … Continue reading

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MOTHER JONES: The #18DaysInEgypt Media Revolution

April 15th, 2011

  Earlier this year, as the world watched tens of thousands of protesters pour into the streets of Egypt, Jigar Mehta noticed something: Many of the people in the crowds were also holding cameras. “Holy crap, people have probably been recording … Continue reading

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