Wednesday, December 9

The Square (2013)

Wikipedia - "The Square is a 2013 Egyptian-American documentary film by Jehane Noujaim, which depicts the ongoing Egyptian Crisis until 2013, starting with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 at Tahrir Square. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. ... A.O. Scott from the New York Times wrote, 'The Square, while it records the gruesome collision of utopian aspirations with cold political realities, is not a despairing film. It concludes on a note of resolve grounded in the acknowledgment that historical change can be a long, slow process.' ..."
The Square (Video)
Al-Jazeera: The Egypt outside ‘The Square’
NY Times: Brave Optimism of Tahrir Square Meets Other Fierce Forces (Video)
Washington Post: ‘The Square’ is a beautiful documentary. But its politics are dangerous.
Guardian - The Square: an Egyptian Oscar nominee that won't be shown in Egypt
YouTube: THE SQUARE Movie Trailer (Official Documentary Release 2013)
DailyMotion: The Square 1:42:29

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