Noujaim is not someone who simply captured the revolution on film; she experienced it for herself, live, in Tahrir Square.
'Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed' by Ahdaf Soueif is a fine personal look at the seeming revolution in Tahrir Square but doesn't provide historical context. Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. Show More Summary
When Montaser Marai, a senior producer for Al Jazeera, covered the Egyptian uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, in early 2011, he hid in an empty apartment above Tahrir Square and stole naps on a cot in the protesters’ field hospital. Show More Summary
She was heading home from work when she saw a graffiti adorned wall she thought might make a nice photograph near Cairo’s Tahrir photo – known to the world now as the epicenter for massive pro and anti-government demonstrations in Egypt. She paused to snap the photo and was attacked by a female cop. Other […]
Last November, senior government officials held a ceremony in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, unveiling a monument to the revolution’s martyrs. The monument was simple, though its significance was not. It consisted of a stone pedestal on a circular base in the center of Tahrir Square. Show More Summary
January 25 marked the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak, and Egyptians observed it in three distinctively different ways. In the iconic Tahrir Square downtown, thousands of supporters…
(Credit: Flickr) Thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square chanted slogans backing military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and anti-military activists elsewhere.
CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to mark the third Tense Egypt Marks Third Anniversary Of Uprising - -
CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt's Tahrir Square to mark the third anniversary of the start of its 2011 revolution, though streets remained empty elsewhere in a city on edge following a spate of bombings claimed by militants.
Tahrir Square, the epicentre of protests against Egyptian leaders, is closed as Cairo braces for rival demonstrations.
Protests are kicking back up in Ukraine, with tens of thousands rallying at Kiev's Independence Square after President Viktor Yanu kovych signed new laws drastically restricting speech and assembly rights. It's not full-on Tahrir Square in Kiev, but it's pretty serious. These three videos convey just how much things have escalated. Read full article >>
When filmmaker Jehane Noujaim landed in Egypt in early 2011 and started shooting, the protesters in Tahrir Square had already captured the world's imagination. She and her crew seized on the opportunity to record history as it happened, linking up with revolutionaries whose lives and struggles they would chronicle for over two years. Show More Summary
On Thursday morning, a day before its release on Netflix, The Square was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary. The film chronicles two and a half years of protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a handful of revolutionaries...Show More Summary
Netflix acquired the rights to The Sqaure in November.
Netflix will unveil its first major documentary in years when The Square becomes available to stream later this week, and by all accounts it’s a masterpiece. The behind-the-headlines story of the Tahrir Square protests during the Egyptian Revolution is piling up rave reviews — it’s currently 100% “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes — ahead of its release at 12:01 AM on Friday.
After watching Jehane Noujaim’s documentary, The Square, Eric Trager blames the original Tahrir Square revolutionaries for the failure of Egypt’s revolution: The protesters’ relationship with the military stands out in this regard. While...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three years after Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim waded into Cairo's Tahrir Square to document the early rumblings of revolution, the army governs Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is back underground and protesters are o...
Documentary director Jehane Noujaim was part of the mass protests in Egypt even as she recorded them during the 18 days she spent in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in early 2011, she said Sunday night in New York. “We were all there as Egyptian protesters. Show More Summary
Fri December 13, 2013 Sex Harrassment PSA: Put Yourself in an Egyptian Woman's Shoes VITAMIN W Staff Sexual harassment is not a new issue in Egypt, but since the Tahrir Square protests in 2011, it's become apart of international conversation. "Every...Show More Summary