Release date:October 25, 2013
Starring:Khalid Abdalla, Dina Abdullah, Dina Amer
This immersive documentary epic by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim is the story of the Egyptian Revolution behind the headlines, as it follows a group of Egyptian activists for over two years as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. "The Square" captures the immediacy and intensity of the revolution from the nexus of Cairo's Tahrir Square, catapulting us into the action from the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, through military rule, and culminating with the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in the summer of 2013. The film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral portrait of the events as they unfold through the eyes of several passionate activists—including one member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a young liberal, Khalid Abdalla, who has acted in films like "The Kite Runner." Armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, videos posted to YouTube, and a resolute determination to liberate their nation, these revolutionaries give us a first-hand view of a struggle fought with new weapons.