Egypt’s activists use film to move beyond Tahrir Square | BBC

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Armed with projectors, speakers, and bed-sheets for screens, they set up impromptu screenings in areas far from their spiritual home of Tahrir Square, attracting crowds of curious locals with footage of beatings and killings at the hands of the Egyptian army, largely ignored by state-run television channels. It is all the work of a growing activist campaign known as “Kazeboon” – or “Liars” – a loose collection of activists determined to expose what they say is the dishonesty and brutality of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), which took over from President Hosni Mubarak a year ago, and is yet to transfer power to a civilian administration. “The purpose of the Kazeboon campaign is to expose the lies being spread by Scaf and to show people the truth of what is happening in their country,” says Salma Said, one the activists involved in the screenings.