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MENA co-hosting a special screening of "The Square"

January 8, 2014

Screening date: 01-15-2014

About the Film: The New York Times named "The Square" one of the top 5 documentaries of the year and it was just shortlisted for an Oscar (we think it has a great chance of being nominated). Participant Media and Netflix Originals will be releasing this new Sundance award-winning documentary at the Gene Siskel Film Center downtown starting on January 17th for its Chicago theatrical run. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

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