Netflix documentary The Square trailer and poster released
James R | On 19, Dec 2013
Photo credit: Netflix/Noujaim Films
The trailer for the Netflix original documentary The Square has been released.
The film, directed by Jehane Noujaim, is a chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
The documentary follows Magdy, a member of the Muslim brotherhood, Khalid Abdalla, an Egyptian actor who played the lead in The Kite Runner and the charismatic Ahmed, each young activists who have sought for the last two years to build a better Egypt. Armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, deep consciousness, and a resolute commitment to change, the film captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square.
An earlier version of The Square won the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film was also an Official Selection at the 2013 New York Film Festival and won Best Documentary Award at the 2013 International Documentary Awards, the Dubai International Film Festival, the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Montreal International Documentary Festival.
The Square is released in UK cinemas on Friday 9th January before heading straight to Netflix on Thursday 17th January across all territories.
The poster for The Square is here: