The Square Is an Unprecedented Look at the Tahrir Square Uprising

Every era boasts a revolution that defines it and the ongoing Egyptian uprising describes our times perfectly. Via smartphones, Twitter feeds, and YouTube accounts, those on the ground were able to provide up to the minute information about the deposition of dictator Hosni Mubarak only to then continue to document the tumultuous result in far more detail than mainstream news has ever been capable. Never before has the world been able to bear witness to a revolution in real-time quite like this.


Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's nominated documentary The Square places viewers directly in the epicenter of the fraying and fierce Egyptian rebellion and proves that there's no one way to view such a complicated event.


Please watch within the next few days and return Friday, when we will discuss the nuances of this film and the events that it portrays.

Documentary Club is a weekly feature in which we watch and discuss the finest documentaries available to stream on Netflix. This week we're streaming The Square. Watch the film and join the conversation, won't you?

This post is a sponsored collaboration between Netflix and Studio@Gawker.


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