“The Square”, directed by Jehane Noujaim, is a documentary that was based on Egyptian revolution. This movie received wide acclamations and lodged its presence as a successful entertainer. This paper intends to discuss the movie, “The Square” and several other related aspects.
The story of this movie revolves around the revolution that took place in Egypt in the year 2011. Egyptian citizens came out on the roads of Egypt and demonstrated at “Tehrir square” against the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak. The transfer of power has been portrayed in this movie. The movie portrays different faces of Egyptian revolution and describes how movement started and took such a violent turn. The condition of common people and women has been portrayed in a realistic manner. Director of this movie, Noujaim recalls that how difficult it was to make this movie in the middle of violent demonstrations (Anderson).
The movie presented a realistic picture of the Egyptian society as well as Egyptian revolution before the world. Direction, cinematography, music, acting and editing of this movie are excellent. Camera work is amazing:; camera operators captured scenes of this movie from the roof of buildings as well as from the streets with special attention on the movements and slogans of the people. Voices of leaders and revolutionists are also used that corroborates the authenticity of the moments that took place during the revolution. Reactions and expressions of actors as well as people are very realistic. The documentary covers maximum part of Egyptian revolution and presents the same before the audiences in a manner that appears as a revelation (Scott).
Anderson, John. "The New York Times." 17 October 2013. nytimes. 5 March 2014 <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/movies/the-square-jehane-noujaims-documentary-on-egypts-unrest.html>.
Scott, A. O. "The New York Times." 24 October 2013. nytimes. 5 March 2014 <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/movies/the-square-jehane-noujaims-documentary-on-egypts-unrest.html>.