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الميدان = The square

Al-Maydān =: The Square

Netflix ; Participant Media ; directed by Jehane Noujaim ; produced by Karim Amer
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the forced military removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of August 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is a truly immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. The activists in our film are armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, videos posted to YouTube, and a resolute determination to liberate their nation. The film is made in a cinéma vérité style, giving us an up-close view of revolution from the ground. New technologies show us that the voice of young people cannot be silenced in this digital age. Our characters are fighting an ancient war with new weapons"--Film press notes.
Director
Jehane Noujaim
Performers
Featuring Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
104 min.
Language
Arabic and some English with English subtitles
Notes
  • "Noujaim Films and Maktube Productions present in association with Roast Beef Productions "The Square""--container.
  • Arabic videos in Princeton University Library
Variant Title
Square
Mīdān
Title on container: The square
Awards Note
Winner, Berlin International Film Festival; Winner, Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Toronto Interational Film Festival; Winner, Dubai International Film Festival; Winner, Hamptons International Film Festival.
Credits
Cinematography, Muhammed Hamdy, Ahmed Hassan, Jehane Noujaim, Cressida Trew ; original score, H. Scott Salinas.
Published
[United States] : Kaleidoscope, [2014]
Publisher no.
KAL8343 Kaleidoscope
Description
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, PAL
Technical Details
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