Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Blog

Big news: The Square, a documentary film directed by Arab American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim about the Egyptian revolution, has been nominated for an Oscar! There is still time for you to join us tomorrow for a special screening of the film on its DC premiere.

To celebrate the film and its director, we are hosting an Arab American community screening of the film, and we invite you to attend as our guest. We have bought out the entire theater so you can come join us, talk to Jehane and celebrate the film with fellow community members. The screening is free of charge, but there are very few seats left, so RSVP now.

The screening will take place tomorrow, January 17th at 4:40 pm at the West End Cinema located at 2301 M. Street, NW in Washington, DC.

Following the screening, the film's director Jehane Noujaim will join Arab American Institute President James Zogby and Georgetown University Professor Adel Iskander, author of Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution, in a panel discussion about the film and current events transpiring in Egypt. Noujaim will join the panel via Skype and will take questions from the audience. 

The Square is a gripping portrait of the Egyptian revolution and the way it has been fought on the front lines with the game-changing weapons of cameras and social media. It is an epic documentary that captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square—from the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, to the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013—through the eyes of the movement’s young activists. 

Seating is limited, and you must RSVP to attend the screening.

(Please be advised that we will not be able to accommodate every RSVP and will email you a confirmation if we are able to offer you a seat)  


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