The Square

Film review: The Square

Film review: The Square

By Soraya Morayef Open Democracy, 25 March 2014 The author reviews the only documentary released to-date of the people's uprising in Egypt until the fall of Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013. There is no such thing as a comprehensive narrative of the Egyptian revolution. Anyone attempting such a thing will most likely fail, as the complex evolution of a people’s uprising to where Egypt is today cannot be summarised in one story, let alone a 108-minute film.
Khalid Abdalla: the movie star revolutionary

Khalid Abdalla: the movie star revolutionary

Khalid Abdalla stands in front of a painting of the Arabic word for "Resist" in Cairo. Photograph: David Degner David Degner/David Degner The British-born actor found success in United 93 and The Kite Runner, but has spent much of the last three years camped out in Tahrir Square Andrew Anthony Sunday 3 November 2013 When actor and political activist Khalid Abdalla was a young schoolboy, a teacher set his class the task of writing their own obituaries.