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Award-winning Tahrir Square documentary is the latest Netflix Original

Netflix has announced its latest Originals title. The Square is an award-winning documentary that follows events and protests held in Tahrir Square. 

Covering events including the 2011 ousting of Hosni Mubarak through to the protests that led to the exit of Mohammed Morsi this year, the documentary blends interviews with front line footage. 

Recipient of the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Jehane Noujaim’s acclaimed documentary will be available to Netflix subscribers from early 2014. 

Award-winning Tahrir Square documentary is the latest Netflix Original
Documenting Dissent: The Square offers Netflix subscribers a snapshot of Egypt’s political turmoil

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixLisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary programming says: “We are thrilled to be presenting an amazing film that brings to life in such a deeply human way one of the most important events of our time. 

“The Square’ is documentary filmmaking at the highest level – a beautifully constructed chronicle of brave people struggling against insurmountable odds to make their country a much better place.” 

Since its Sundance debut, The Square has been updated by Noujaim to reflect the removal of Morsi, currently on trial facing charges of incitement to murder protesters. Netflix subscribers will be able to watch the most up-to-date version. 

This is the first documentary that’s been acquired by Netflix for its exclusive Originals series, which includes titles like Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards and Hemlock Grove

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that it would be launching three BBC Four Storyville documentaries on iPlayer ahead of a linear broadcast, after having dipped a toe into online premieres with a series of BBC Three comedy pilots. 

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