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Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, History | 10 January 2014 (UK)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.


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Credited cast:
Himself - Revolutionary
Himself - Revolutionary
Magdy Ashour ...
Himself - Revolutionary
Himself - Revolutionary
Buthayna Kamel
Herself - Revolutionary (as Aida El Kashef)
Ragia Omran ...
Herself - Legal Advocate
Pierre Sioufi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dina Abdullah
Dina Amer
Sarah Amer ...
(Assistant Producer / Media Coordinator)
Sherif Boray
Khaled Nagy
Salma Saied
Ahmed Saleh


'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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The people demand the downfall of the regime.


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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (UK)  »

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The Square  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: The Brotherhood wanted Parliament, and they took it. They wanted the upper house, and they took it. Now, they took the presidency. What else is left?
Revolutionary: Nothing.
Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: Then this is the end of the Brotherhood.
Revolutionary: How so? That's ridiculous. They're controlling everthing now. How can you say we will topple the Brotherhood?
Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: The more they control, the more people will hate them.
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Incredible Documentary, A Must See
10 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very important documentary. Not only is it a historical record from the people's perspective of the revolution in Tehrir Square, it's a message to the world about the power of the people and human consciousness awakening in the face of oppression. You can't really comprehend this as a news story until you see the immense outpouring of emotion and energy that was (and still is) created by the Egyptian people from the ground level. I learned a lot about the struggle and situation in Egypt from this film. This should be a must see for young people all over the world. This film has been revised since it's earlier form (to take advantage of recent events) so I can only speak to it's current form but the editing assistance from Pedro Kos can't be understated. A tour de force by director Jehane Noujaim and amazing footage from their crew. This is a powerful, must see documentary.

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