The Square

(2013)

Overview

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.

  1. Jehane Noujaim

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Khalid Abdalla

    Khalid Abdalla

    Himself

  2. Dina Abdullah

  3. Dina Amer

  4. Magdy Ashour

    Himself

  5. Ramy Essam

    Himself

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The Square
The Square

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 2013
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Arabic

Runtime 1h 28m

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