"The Square" is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
From director Jehane Noujaim ("Control Room"; "Startup.com"; "Rafea: Solar Mama") and producer Karim Amer ("Rafea: Solar Mama"), "The Square" follows Magdy, a member of the Muslim brotherhood, Khalid Abdalla, an Egyptian actor who played the lead in "The Kite Runner" and the charismatic Ahmed, each young activists who have sought for the last two years to build a better Egypt. Armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, deep consciousness, and a resolute commitment to change, the film captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square.
Winner of this year's Best Documentary Award at 2013 International Documentary Awards, the Best Documentary at the Dubai International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival Documentary People's Choice Award and the Audience Award at the Montreal International Documentary Festival. An earlier version of "The Square" won the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film was also an Official Selection at the 2013 New York Film Festival.
Tuesday 10/11 5-7 pm, at Pick 022