Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim discusses directing the documentary “The Square,” along with activist/actor Khalid Abdalla, who is a subject in the film. “The Square” tells the story of the Egyptian Revolution, as it follows a group of passionate Egyptian activists for over two years as they risk their lives to build a new society. It opens at Film Forum October 25.
Thanassis Cambanis, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, and blogger on Egypt for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss the latest from the Egyptian elections. Then Jehane Noujaim, Egyptian-American filmmaker, talks about her work in Egypt and her recent detention by Egyptian security forces.