The Square, a Documentary About the Egyptian Revolution

March 4, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

The Square is a documentary on the protests, police violence and the reactionary revolution in Egypt, centered around Tahrir Square in Cairo. See the brutality, the attempts at oppression by destroying cameras belonging to news outlets, and the bravery of the citizens documenting this uprising by sending out raw, unedited video out to media outlets outside of Egypt — all from the point of view of young people directly involved in the conflict. Just the trailer alone sheds a better light than any brief summary from your local news.