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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.
"WE GO TO THE SQUARE TO DISCOVER THAT WE LOVE LIFE OUTSIDE IT, AND TO DISCOVER THAT OUR LOVE FOR LIFE IS RESISTANCE."
A Directors Guild of America 2013 winner for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.
An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
In the language of politics, “the people” is a great abstraction, an idea that can be invoked to justify noble projects and terrible crimes. “The Square,” Jehane Noujaim’s stunning new documentary, is partly about the contested status of the Egyptian people between the winter of 2011, when crowds of ...