EgyptSource Review of “The Square”

Director Jehane Noujaim’s The Square, a feature documentary that chonicles five revolutionaries through the January 25, 2011 uprising in Egypt and its dramitic political aftermath up to the June 30 protests against then-president Mohammed Morsi, captures a uniquely Egyptian and human perspective on the struggle for freedom and identity. Already having received accolades at Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, and with limited release in the United States, the film changed with each event to include the evolution of the various friendships between the revolutionaries as polarization strained the most basic social ties. To read more on the characters in this masterful documentary, see Amir Beshay’s review on EgyptSource.

Image: Photo: Egyptian activist Ahmed Hassan in Jehane Noujaim’s documentary The Square. Courtesy of Noujaim Films.