The Square (2013)
Release : 2013-06-07
Genre : Documentary, Drama, History
Runtime : 88 minutes
Company : Roast Beef Productions, Worldview Entertainment, Noujaim Films
Cast : Khalid Abdalla, Dina Abdullah, Dina Amer, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam, Ahmed Hassan
Language : ar
Descriptions The Square
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nation?
The Square, a new film by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea: Solar Mama), looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of the film, which follows several young activists. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and sheer obstinacy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarek’s fall. The life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out.