The Square

2014 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature


“NYT CRITICS PICK! A stunning new documentary … it feels like a revelation.” - AO Scott, New York Times

The Square epitomizes nonfiction film not just as a way to deepen knowledge and understanding, but also as an art form.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“What does a revolution feel like from the inside? I'm not sure we'll ever get closer than The Square, an electrifying, at times heartbreaking documentary.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe


The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing roller coaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. The first Egyptian film to earn an Academy Award nomination (for Best Documentary Feature), The Square is a timely, provocative and electrifying look at revolution from the inside. (Dir. by Jehane Noujaim, 2013, Egypt/USA, in Arabic & English with subtitles, 104 mins., Not Rated, Participant Media) Digital



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