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The Square (Al Midan)

Directed by Jehane Noujaim, Nominated for Best Documentary

Part of 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle regimes and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing roller coaster; through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million-man march. The Square is a truly 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 the Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. 2013, Egypt/US, 103 minutes.

Free Tickets for Members

Only Walker Film Society ($175+ membership level) and IFP Minnesota members can reserve tickets in advance, starting January 7. RSVP to donors@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7641.

Remaining tickets will be distributed to Walker and IFP Minnesota members on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm at the Walker Box Office on night of screening. Individual members receive one ticket; Dual/Household and above receive two tickets per screening.