On the Radar
For many international viewers, the story of the Egyptian Revolution seemed to end once longtime dictator President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down following massive protests in Tahrir Square in 2011, was replaced with the democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi.
But the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Square” shows that Morsi’s election was only the beginning. The film tells the story of the revolution from the perspective of the people on the ground in Tahrir Square, whose protesting captured the world’s attention.
“Most Egyptians that I knew were in that square and most of the world saw was that 18 days before Mubarak stepped down, and it was a fairy tale that you could remove a president and change an entire country in 18 days,” The film’s director, Egyptian-American Jehane Noujaim, said during an interview with “On the Radar.”
Noujaim, who is also known for directing the acclaimed documentary “The Control Room,” explained that the remnants of Mubarak’s regimeRead More »from Tahrir Square revolutionaries: Protestors tell their stories of the Egyptian Revolution