Activists for democracy in Egypt have been taking advantage of the portability and versatility of projectors and projector screens to highlight problems with the country’s ruling military regime.

The military took over the interim running of the country when President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in the Arab Spring uprising last year.

The activists claim, however, that the military is not working towards the same aims as the people, and have been setting up public events to project films and images to illustrate their points.

The use of projectors mean that the events can be set up very quickly in almost any location and can just as quickly be dismantled if the gathering attracts unwanted attention.

The projections have been organised by a group called Kazeboon, who describe themselves as “a loosely connected group of activists”.

One of the leading activists, 29-year-old graphic designer, Mohammed Moqbil, said that the truth of the situation is not getting out through mainstream television channels, so they feel it their duty to carry out the projections.

“State TV is blocking people's access to the truth, so we decided to go to homes and neighbourhoods and show them,” he explained. “The idea is not to send a particular political message. It's a visual experience.”