Documentary Night at THE SQUARE
Post-film Q&A with director Jehane Noujaim (CONTROL ROOM)
Shortlisted as one of the 15 finalists for this year’s Oscars!
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
“A crucial, immersive, and exhilarating tale of the fight against oppression.”
– The Village Voice
“As thrilling and urgent as a film can be, this documentary crackles with the velocity of history as it happens.”
– The Wall Street Journal
ABOUT THE FILM: From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013 – follow a group of Egyptian revolutionaries as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a society of conscience. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million-man march. 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: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters.
Not Rated | In English | 104 minutes
ABOUT JEHANE NOUJAIM: Egyptian‐American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim has worked on various documentaries in both the Middle East and the United States. Before graduating from Harvard, she was awarded the Gardiner Fellowship for MOKATTAM, an Arabic film she directed about a garbage-collecting village near Cairo. Jehane then joined the MTV News and Documentary Division as a segment producer for the documentary series Unfiltered. She produced and directed the feature documentary, STARTUP.COM which won countless awards including the DGA and IDA awards for best director. Jehane continued to work on documentaries as a cinematographer including: BORN RICH,ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE and DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, before directing CONTROL ROOM in 2004. CONTROL ROOM is a documentary that exposes the difference in media coverage between the Arab and Western world during the United States’ war with Iraq. Jehane has continued to work as an Executive Producer for such films as ENCOUNTER POINT and BUDRUS. She has co-directed EGYPT: WE ARE WATCHING YOU and RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA. THE SQUARE is her fifth feature-length documentary.