Egypt's 'The Square' wins big at Sundance
Among the winners of the Sundance Film Festival for 2013 is a documentary film 'The Square' by award winning director Jehane Noujaim, scoring the Audience World Cinema Award in the Documentary category.
Noujaim is the same director behind ‘Pangea Day’ and ‘Control Room.’
‘The Square’ is still a work in progress. The filmmakers prepared an initial edit of the film for Sundance, but are continuing to raise funds to work on its production and distribution plan.
The film follows a group of Egyptian activists and citizen journalists who document the political events over the past two years as they develop. Among the activists followed are Khaled Abdallah, of Mosireen Film Collectiveand actor along with Aida El-Kashef, also a member of Mosireen and recently won an award for best actress in the Dubai Film Festival.
Producer Karim Amer and Cinematographer Mohamed Hamdy were present in Utah, USA to collect the award.
The film crew will continue their quest to fund the film independently through their crowdfunding campaign here.
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