” When you have an American mother from the Midwest and an Egyptian father, you travel back and forth and see such completely different stories in the news about the exact same events. It makes you think, ‘How is anybody able to understand or even have a dialogue when the basis of information is just so completely different?’ “


” Look at the Civil Rights Movement. Look at any kind of fight for change. People had to keep fighting and taking their rights. Rights are never given to you. They have to be fought for and they have to be taken. “


” You know, Arabs are critical of United States foreign policy, but they also associate the U.S. with democratic principles and opportunity. “


” In making films, I’m constantly looking for people who are in conflict and who are going to surprise you and challenge you. “


” If you can laugh with somebody and relate to somebody, it becomes harder to dehumanize them. I think that most of what we are constantly bombarded with in terms of media leads you to a creation of ‘the Other’ and a dehumanization of ‘the Other,’ and it’s very much an us-versus-them conversation. “


” I used to do volunteer work in poor areas of Cairo, and people would gather their money together to get a satellite dish. You’d see them huddling around and for the first time seeing issues being debated on TV that had never been talked about before. And that is the biggest promoter of democracy you could possibly have. “



All 6 Jehane Noujaim Quotes about You in picture


When you have an American mother from the Midwest and an Egyptian father, you travel back and forth and see such completely different stories in the news about the exact same events. It makes you think,
Look at the Civil Rights Movement. Look at any kind of fight for change. People had to keep fighting and taking their rights. Rights are never given to you. They have to be fought for and they have to be taken.


You know, Arabs are critical of United States foreign policy, but they also associate the U.S. with democratic principles and opportunity.
In making films, I
If you can laugh with somebody and relate to somebody, it becomes harder to dehumanize them. I think that most of what we are constantly bombarded with in terms of media leads you to a creation of
I used to do volunteer work in poor areas of Cairo, and people would gather their money together to get a satellite dish. You
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