The Square

The Square
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History | Director: Jehane Noujaim | Language: Arabic, English | Length: 105 minutes | Country: Egypt | Year: 2013 | Rating: NR

Winner of three Emmys and nominee for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this powerful film immerses the viewer in the intense emotional drama of young people on the streets of Cairo claiming their right to create a society of freedom and conscience. As two governments topple in quick succession, the personal stories of the freedom fighters unfold in an inspiring tribute to the power of citizenship. The film depicts the ongoing Egyptian Revolution of 2011 from its roots in Tahrir Square.

Available on Netflix.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: WH.H.8.2, WH.H.8.6