The first completed clip...

I haven't been posting lately, largely because I've been holed up working on the tax collectors project.Here's one clip from the project, which shows tax strike leader Abdel Qader Nada explaining some of the conditions that pushed real estate tax collectors to launch a (successful!) strike last year.

This video, along with about a dozen others, will be embedded into a multimedia presentation illustrating the history of the strike, and the subsequent formation of the first independent labor union Egypt has seen in 50 years.


Egyptian Tax Collectors: Working Conditions from Isabel Esterman on Vimeo.

For more background information on the Tax Collectors, check out the blog of Hossam, who I've been working with.