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The Square

Al Midan

Ägypten, USA, 2013

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In February 2011, Egyptians—particularly young ones—showed the world the way people demanding change can drive an entire nation to transformation. The result was a profound movement toward democracy that is still evolving across the Arab world…

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The Square Regie Jehane Noujaim

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Gewinner: Amnesty International Film Prize

Academy Awards

2014 | Nominiert: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2013 | 2 Gewinne unter anderem: World Cinema - Documentary (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 | Nominiert: Best Documentary

Aside from being impressed at its even-handedness in covering the events in Cairo that have led to the fall of not one, but two regimes since January 2011 – and counting, I was also very impressed – almost too impressed – by the quality of its cinematography.
July 11, 2014
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The actions of a media collective become legible only as individual initiative. And as valuable as The Square is, this individual focus becomes its downfall again and again. Making a comprehensible story out of the chaos of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution has meant reducing it to the efforts of a few exceptionally talented speakers and artists.
March 01, 2014
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It’s an extremely harrowing documentary, particularly in the way that the drama oscillates between the extreme elation of collective action helping to topple a military dictator, and the bone-shattering nightmares of running street battles and the realisation that everything you previously laid your life on the line for was for naught.
January 09, 2014
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