Free Film Screening: The Square | University of Oxford

Free Film Screening: The Square

Speaker
Introduction by Denis Gallighan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:30
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
OX2 6UD
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

A free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Square. The film details the incredible sacrifices made by a group of young Egyptian activists battling injustice, corruption and poverty.

Risking their lives during the revolution, they give us a personal view of the conflict since the country’s overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship in 2011.

Directed by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, The Square is a truly 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: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protestors with military tanks, to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters.