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Following the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak's thirty year dictatorship, "The Square" presents the personal lives of ordinary Egyptians who continually risk their lives to oppose the oppressive, corrupt, and brutal leadership that has been at their nation’s helm. The documentary by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim ("Control Room"), follows a small group of activists who are part of the ongoing demonstrations that take place in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to oppose the army dictatorship that violently crushes protestors and the corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters.

The film which has won Audience Awards at both the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals and will open exclusively on October 25th Film Forum.

Watch the trailer below: