Tahrir – Liberation Square

A film by Stefano Savona 

91 min. / documentary / 2011
A Picofilms / Dugong / Alter Ego coproduction
Jour 2 fête / Rai3

in partnership with Périphérie – Centre de Création Cinématographique

From facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation, Tahrir is the real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by their protagonists.
Since the 25th of January, together with thousands other Egyptian citizens, Noha, Ahmed and Elsayed have been involved in a massive movement of street protest for political freedom. By the end of the first week of urban guerrilla and brutal state reprisal it has become nothing less than a revolution to overcome Mubarak’s regime. Day after day, sleepless night after sleepless night, until the capitulation of the defeated pharaoh, the film follows these young and unexpected heroes along their fierce fight to win their liberty.

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Festival Selections :
Etoile de la SCAMParis2014
Festival Traces de Vies
– Clermont-Ferrand & Vic-le-Comte – 2011
– Grand Prix
Entrevues de Belfort – 2011
Etats Généraux du film documentaire de Lussas – 2011
Salina Doc Fest – Italy – 2011
 – Tasca D’Almerita Award
Festival International du film de Locarno – Switzerland – 2011
Filmfest Munchen – Germany – 2012
Istanbul Film Festival – Turkey – 2012
Watch Docs Warsaw International Film Festival – Poland – 2011
Viennale – Austria – 2011
Doc Point Helsinki Documentary Film Festival – Finland – 2011
DocLisboa – Portugal – 2011
Dubaï Film Festival
– United Arab Emirates – 2011
New York Film Festival – USA – 2011
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – USA – 2012
DOXA Documentary Film Festival – Canada – 2012