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The Square

About the Film

"As long as there’s a camera, the revolution will continue,” says one of the young subjects of THE SQUARE. It does continue, and two years of struggle (right until the summer of 2013) are shown through the eyes of a group of protesters from all walks of society that first came together in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. The documentary follows these unlikely companions as they face violence, religious oppression, the assumptions of their elders, and the gap between their expectations and the reality of trying to change the country they’ll inherit.

THE SQUARE received an honorable mention in our Films of Conflict and Resolution section, and the Brizzolara Family Foundation is bestowing a $2,000 cash prize to the filmmakers.

About the Director

Jehane Noujaim was raised in Cairo and studied at Harvard. She has directed the documentaries STARTUP.COM ('01) and CONTROL ROOM ('04), and co-directed STORM FROM THE SOUTH ('06) and RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA ('12). Her latest documentary is THE SQUARE (13).


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Film Information

Dates The    10/11, 6:00pm
10/14, 7:30pm
Ticket Prices Regular - $15.00
Senior - $13.00
(+ 65 yrs)
Children - $8.00
(12 yrs & under)
Type Documentary Feature
Length 104 min
Year 2013
Language Arabic/English
Country Egypt/USA
Original Title Al Midan
Premiere n/a
Links Official Website

Creative Team

Director Jehane Noujaim  
Screenwriter n/a  
Producer Karim Amer  

Location Information

Date 10/11, 6:00pm
Venue Sag Harbor Cinema
Address 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY  11963
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Date 10/14, 7:30pm
Venue Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 5
Address 30 Main Street, East Hampton, NY  11937
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