The protests of in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are world famous. These protests sparked a global outcry and highlighted the huge role of social media played in gathering support, as people were able to receive information as the events were happening in real time. The trails of spring film follows the story of a young Egyptian woman, Hend Nafea, travelling from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to sixty years of military rule. Sadly, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces. Her family do not support her and later imprison her for taking part in the protests. However, this does not stop her as she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice in a country in the grips of a power struggle. Encouraged by her fellow activists, her pursuit of justice reflects post-revolution Egypt at an uncertain crossroads. Despite it all this film demonstrates the power of resilience and hope!

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