The Face of a Revolution

BY Lauren Knapp  February 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM EDT

The revolution that led to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s resignation after three decades in office was fueled by a group of young adults, some of whom used social media as a tool to organize.

With thousands of Twitter followers, one of those leaders is 24-year-old Gigi Ibrahim. Frontline follows Ibrahim as the movement accelerates and she struggles to explain her involvement in the protests to her family.


Watch a preview for Frontline’s special report “Revolution in Cairo“: