First show: January 17
From the 2011 overthrow of a thirty year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the forced military removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013,THE SQUARE follows a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience.
The activists in the film are armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, YouTube videos, and a resolute determination to liberate their nation, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictator willing to crush protestors with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. Through the voices of these daring revolutionaries, we understand why they believe that it’s worth risking life and limb for ideals and the future of the country.
Wednesday, January 22 @ 6:45
This show is Co-hosted by the International Socialist Organization and Co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Center & Arab Cultural & Community Center. After the film will be a skyped Q and A with Mostafa Ali, a journalist for Ahram Online and member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists.
Thursday, January 23 @ 6:45
This Screening is Co-Sponsored By The World Affairs Council ‘s International Forum. Director Jehane Noujaim will be in attendance to participate in a short Q&A after the film. THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.
Thursday, January 23 @ 8:45
Director Jehane Noujaim will be in attendance to introduce the film.
Friday, January 24 @ 7:15
Producer Karim Amer will be in attendance to participate in a short Q&A after the film.
THE SQUARE: Upcoming Showtimes