The SquareThe Square, a.k.a Al Midan, is a look at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt's new democracy. On June 30, 2013, millions join forces in the square to demand President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation.
Actors of "The Square"
Directors of "The Square"
Jehane NoujaimBirthdate: 17 May 1974, Cairo, Egypt
Critic Reviews of "The Square"
Denver PostFebruary 14, 2014
Noujaim's film attests to how quickly joyous weeping in the streets gave way to sectarian arguments over the army's role and fissures in promising alliances.
Globe and MailJanuary 17, 2014
If the resulting film is unwieldy - five editors, five "additional editors," and six assistant editors are credited - it also brims with angry urgency.
Seattle TimesJanuary 16, 2014
The camera becomes a revolutionary: running, chasing, breathlessly jittery, up in the face of interrogators.
Washington PostJanuary 16, 2014
Epitomizes nonfiction film not just as a way to deepen knowledge and understanding, but also as an art form.
Boston GlobeJanuary 16, 2014
What does a revolution feel like from the inside? I'm not sure we'll ever get closer than "The Square," an electrifying, at times heartbreaking documentary from the Egypt-born, Harvard-educated documentarian Jehane Noujaim.
NPRJanuary 13, 2014
If, like me, you watched all this on TV, the ongoing turmoil began to feel like a distant, abstract blur. Noujaim takes us inside this history by centering on three protesters, each from a different background.
NonficsJune 05, 2014
Nothing short of literature
Washington City PaperApril 16, 2014
While it's significant as a historical document, The Square, simply by existing, also reminds us of how new media has begun to transform the way the world witnesses war and oppression.
NewcityApril 07, 2014
Jehane Noujaim's ground-level account of the Arab Spring from 2011 to mid-2013 in Cairo's Tahrir Square has heart, wit, poetry and fire.
Common Sense MediaMarch 13, 2014
Unflinching, violent but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
Canada.comMarch 06, 2014
What does a revolution really feel like? You learn the answer in The Square, an extraordinary documentary that puts its cameras on the ground to take us in the heart of the troubled, betrayed, idealistic and sad movement for democracy in Egypt.
East Bay ExpressFebruary 14, 2014
One of the very best documentaries of 2013.
Gallery of "The Square"