The Square is now playing at the Bytowne Cinema in Ottawa.
“We’re not looking for a leader…we’re looking for a conscience” says Ahmed Hassan, one of the revolutionaries featured in documentary on the events circling in and around Tahrir Square leading up to the removal of Mubarak and the implementation of Morsi.
Director Jehane Noujaim leads us through the emotionally exhaustive journey that Egyptians have endured for the last two years. You are left with no answers just one large question that scratches at the mind – how does humankind not learn? Like a broken record revolution seems to be a track that keeps skipping back to repeat past prejudices and the same social injustices.
“The problem as revolutionaries, most of the time, we only object and say ‘no,’ and we never suggest alternatives.”
This is not a feel good film rather a reminder that we still have so much to learn.
The Square plays tomorrow evening, Saturday, March 8 at The Bytowne Cinema in Ottawa.