Free Forum Q&A- THE SQUARE, Sundance Audience Award Winning Documentary re Egypt’s revolution(s) JEHANE NOUJAIM, Director KARIM AMER, Producer KHALID ABDALLA, Participant

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Aired: 11/10/13

How much do you know about what has taken place in Egypt since the start of 2011? 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. But what have these events evolved on the ground? Even more, how have they felt?

I saw a film recently that answers some of those questions – not literally. Too much has happened too fast to do that. This is not a look back, not an expert analysis. The documentary, THE SQUARE, puts you in Tahrir Square as revolution swirls around you. From the 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, the film follows a handful of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
I have the privilege of speaking with three of the principals involved in the making of the film and the revolution — JEHANE NOUJAIM, Director, KARIM AMER, Producer, and KHALID ABDALLA, participant.
 


How much do you know about what has taken place in Egypt since the start of 2011? 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. But what have these events evolved on the ground? Even more, how have they felt?

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