Al Midan (The Square)

Poster for Al Midan (The Square)

Winter 2014 Documentary series

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Jehane Noujaim

Starring Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ahmed Hassan, Ragia Omran, Ramy Essam, Aida El Kashef, and

Rated NR · 1h 35m
Egypt / United States
Arabic and English

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Al Midan (The Square)

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.

The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

“By the film’s end, the main protagonists have become more philosophical, if no less ardent, about the future of Egypt. ‘We are not looking for a leader,’ Hassan declares. ‘We are looking for a conscience.’ He has only to look in the mirror.” Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“The Square bears witness to history in an articulate, thoughtful and intensely dramatic way.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angles Times