Four years ago, the eyes of the world were focused on Tahrir Square as Egyptian citizens took to the streets demanding political reform in their country. It was a galvanizing moment––a reminder that the power of the people can never be underestimated––and it was captured in the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Square” by director Jehane Noujaim. The film is coming to home video, and we have an exclusive clip.
In the three-minute plus segment below, you can witness the global impact of the protests in Egypt, with CNN‘s Anderson Cooper interviewing “The Kite Runner” actor Khalid Abdalla about his participation and the reasons he has joined the throngs calling for Hosni Mubarak to be removed from office.The euphoria that is felt when Mubarak steps down is very moving, with three decades of his rule gone in an instant.
“The Square” will be released by City Drive Films and MVD Entertainment Group on Blu-ray and DVD on November 24th with over 90 minutes of exclusive new footage.