Behind the Oscar Docs: The Square

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries kicked off yesterday. We'll speak with the filmmakers behind all five films over the coming days: Cutie and the Boxer (Tuesday); The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); The Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday)

Director and cinematographer, Jehane Noujaim of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary "The Square" talks about her film documenting the events in Cairo's Tahrir Square and the ongoing struggle in Egypt.


Jehane Noujaim

Comments [5]

Tina from Manhattan

1.) FAVE moment of Olympics so far...Julia Mancuso's reaction to winning the Bronze medal. She's a heavily decorated female Olympian, yet, we are still talking about Shaun White and Bode Miller??? Along that line, why are we NOT talking more about all the women who are showing up on the medal stand???
2.) Plushenko's dropping out of his performance seemed suspect
3.) NBC's coverage is HORRIBLE!!! Trying to watch it ONLINE is slow, and HEAVILY commercial-laden

Feb. 14 2014 10:13 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I saw it on Netflix. Not bad.

Feb. 12 2014 11:27 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I remember hearing the prominent Egyptian feminist Nawal al-Saadawi on WNYC & hearing about Google exec Wael Ghonim. Does Ms. Noujaim know what's happening w/them now?

Feb. 12 2014 11:16 AM

Terrific film. Probably the best of the five for an Oscar. Will there be a follow up documentary?

Feb. 12 2014 11:01 AM

Is journalist Sharif Abdel- Kodous, a native Egyptian, in this film?

Feb. 12 2014 08:26 AM

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