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THE SQUARE

by Jehane Noujaim

synopsis

The Square is an intimate observational documentary that tells the real story of the ongoing struggle of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of six very different protesters. Starting in the tents of Tahrir in the days leading up to the fall of Mubarak, we follow our characters on a life-changing journey through the euphoria of victory into the uncertainties and dangers of the current 'transitional period' under military rule, where everything they fought for is now under threat or in balance.

international title: The Square
original title: Al midan
country: Egypt, United States, United Kingdom
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Jehane Noujaim
film run: 95'
release date: GB 10/01/2014, IT 20/02/2014
cinematography by: Muhammad Hamdy, Ahmed Hassan, Jehane Noujaim, Cressida Trew
film editing: Christopher de la Torre, Mohammed el Manasterly, Pierre Haberer, Pedro Kos, Stefan Ronowicz
music: Jonas Colstrup, H. Scott Salinas
producer: Karim Amer
co-producer: Muhammad Hamdy, Alexandra Johnes, Pedro Kos
production: Roast Beef Productions, Worldview Entertainment, Noujaim Films