Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Short

Only we can tell our stories.

An important new documentary tracing the Egyptian protest movement that began in 2011, from the overthrow of dictator Hosni Mubarak to the ousting in 2013 of Mohammed Morsi, premiered last week on January 17: The Square. (See list of screenings.)

Directed by Jehane Noujaim and produced by Karim Amer, The Square (Noujaim FIlms, Inc.) already has received many accolades, including an Oscar nomination for "Best Documentary Feature" and the 2013 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award" (Sundance archive on the film). 

Here's the official trailer for the film:

The Square on FaceBook and Twitter

Kickstarter Campaign for The Square

Ann Hornady, "'The Square' Movie Review: An Exhilarating Portrait of Egyptian Politics", The Washington Post, January 16, 2014

Michelle Kung, "Egypt Documentary 'The Square' Could Put Netflix in Winner's Circle at Oscars", Speakeasy Blog, The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014 (The article includes an interview with Karim Amer.)

Colleen Kelsey, "Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer Take The Square", Interview Magazine, December 2013

A.O. Scott, "Brave Optimism of Tahrir Square Meets Other Fierce Forces", Review of The Square, The New York Times, October 24, 2013 (A video about the film is here.)

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