A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"The Square"

Yesterday was the Martin Luther King Day holiday here in the US, and I didn't blog. But one thing I did accomplish over the three-day weekend was to watch The Square (Al-Midan), Jehane Noujaim's Oscar-nominated documentary about the Egyptian Revolution. I won't review it here but will say it deserves the attention it is receiving and is beautifully done. At least in the US it's available for streaming on Netflix, and is also in theaters. If you haven't seen it, do so.

Or do so if you can. I'm aware that its release in Egypt has been held up by the censors who haven't licensed its public showing.

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