The Square (2013)

The Square

Starring:
  • Khalid Abdalla
  • Ahmed Hassan
  • Aida Kashef
  • Magdy Ashour
  • Ragia Omran
  • Ramy Essam
  • Aida El Kashef
  • Hosni Mubarak
  • Mohamed Morsi
Director:
  • Jehane Noujaim
Screenwriter:
  • Jehane Noujaim

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Opened: 10/25/2013 Limited

Limited10/25/2013
Film Forum/NYC10/25/2013 - 11/14/201321 days
Monica 411/01/2013 - 11/07/20137 days
Cinema Village01/17/2014 - 01/30/201414 days
Music Hall 302/07/2014 - 02/20/201414 days

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Genre: Egyptian/American Documentary

Rated: Unrated

Synopsis

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster 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.

 

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