The Square, Jehane Noujaim’s Oscar-nominated feature documentary about the revolution in Egypt and its aftermath, is taking on its own role in ongoing revolutions around the world.
The Square has been dubbed in Ukrainian and shown to demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine where the opposition was digging in for a standoff against the government earlier this month. The producers have recently made the Arabic version of The Square available for free online to everyone in Egypt, after being denied a screening in the film’s home country. It’s also been shown to demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
Parallels are emerging between the mechanics of revolution documented in The Square and the events unfolding in Ukraine. A collaboration of many diverse groups brought about the ouster of Hosni Mubarak and the ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, victories in the deposing of those in power that open up an uncertain future.
Congratulations to everyone who helped build this project with their creative work, bravery and dedication. It’s an encouragement to aspiring documentary makers wanting to create changes in the world we live in that the Square is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category in the 2014 Academy Awards.
“It’s really the failing moments, the darkest moments, the lonely moments that are the important moments because that’s when they decide, ‘No, we’re going to keep going and we’re going to back again the next day.'” – Jehane Noujaim
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