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Jehane Noujaim Quotes

I used to do volunteer work in poor areas of Cairo, and people would gather their money together to get a satellite dish. Youd 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.
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It's incredible to see the creativity, beauty and hardships people capture when filmmaking is opened up and shared with the world.

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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.

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I have actually been very fortunate to be able to make films on my own credit card without having huge funders behind me dictating how the story should be told.

— Jehane Noujaim

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.

— Jehane Noujaim

I don't know if there's such a thing as objectivity.

— Jehane Noujaim

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?'

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I'll continue making films because I love being able to drop into other people's worlds. My goal is to be constantly learning.

— Jehane Noujaim

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