Teacher script to introduce film - Egypt's young activists
Egypt is a country in the north east corner of Africa.
In January 2011, men, women and children in Egypt took to the streets to protest at the way their country was being run. People waved banners, sang songs and chanted that they wanted the President, Mr Mubarak, to leave.
He had been in power for almost 30 years and people were unhappy that there were lots of poor people in Egypt and that there weren't enough jobs for everyone.
The demonstrations were started by a campaign on the internet and after that lots of people got together in towns and cities across the country to protest.
Young people played an important role in these events. Many of them helped to inspire and organise the protests and others went along to show their support.
Egypt's capital city is Cairo. During the demonstrations thousands of people got together in Tahrir Square, a big road junction in the city centre, and stayed there for more than two weeks until Mr Mubarak stepped down.
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