THE SQUARE is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. Centered on the activity around the landmark TAHRIR SQUARE, this film 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. It screened at Sundance where it won the WORLD DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE AWARD. It also won the AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST DOC., at the 2013 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Diector Jehane Noujaim joins us for a conversation on the making of this phenomenal film and what lies ahead for the people of Egypt.
“The historically essential document they’ve created here pulses with an immediacy that will leave you simultaneously enlightened and stunned.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News
“The best documentary of the year may also have been the most dangerous to make. … Watching The Square, you can’t help but wonder how Noujaim and her crew did it.” – Andrew Romano, The Daily Beast
“Let’s cut right to the chase — Jehane Noujaim’s epic, astonishing documentary The Square is easily one of the most complex, most nuanced, and frankly most important documentaries made about the ongoing political developments in Egypt. Heck, I’ll go further, it’s one of the finer historical documentaries I think that’s ever been made, period.” – Jason Gorber, Twitch