in-tahrir-square-hboOne year after the beginning of the protest that changed the Arab World comes this documentary from HBO.
They took over a city square and in 18 days brought down a regime that had ruled
for  30  years.    Emmy®-winning  documentary  filmmakers  Jon  Alpert  and  Matthew  O’Neill were  on  the  scene  in  Cairo,  capturing  the  sights,  sounds  and  passion  of  a  modern-day revolution.
IN  TAHRIR  SQUARE:    18  DAYS  OF  EGYPT’S  UNFINISHED  REVOLUTION brings  viewers  into  the  streets  of  Cairo  to  experience  first-hand  what  began  as  a  small,
peaceful demonstration and quickly grew into a revolutionary movement that would force
the  resignation  of  President  Hosni  Mubarak.    The  exclusive  HBO2  documentary  debuts WEDNESDAY JAN. 25 (8:00-8:45 p.m. ET/PT).
Other HBO2 playdate:  Jan. 29 (11:45 a.m., 5:15 a.m.)

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On  Jan.  25,  2011,  thousands  of  Egyptians  from  all  walks  of  life  and  every  social
class  began  gathering  in  Cairo’s  Tahrir  Square.    Bolstered  by  similar  protests  in  other Arab countries and mobilized in part by social media, they were there to demand the end to  President  Hosni  Mubarak’s  three-decade  rule.    Directors  Alpert  and  O’Neill  immerse the  viewer  in  the  world  of  the  protestors,  from  the  peaceful  first  days  of  the  uprising through the deadly battles between pro-Mubarak forces and anti-Mubarak demonstrators.
At the center of IN TAHRIR SQUARE is young Egyptian-American journalist Sharif
Abdel Kouddous, who leads cameras into Tahrir and provides insightful accounts of those
tense  days.    Part  of  a  family  of  prominent  Egyptian  journalists  –  his  grandfather  was  a famous  writer  and his uncle, also a  journalist,  is  a  longtime  Mubarak foe  and prominent member  of  the  Muslim  Brotherhood  –  Kouddous  attended  Duke  University  and  is currently a correspondent and producer for the American radio and TV show “Democracy Now!”  His tweets and live reporting from Tahrir Square attracted international attention.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians ultimately participated in the protests at Tahrir Square, and nearly 850 were killed.  On Feb. 11, 2011, the 18th day, more than a million
Egyptians joined the revolution in the square and witnessed the surprise announcement
by  Egypt’s  vice  president  that  Mubarak  would  step  down.    At  that  historic  moment  of Egyptian  pride,  the  crowd  rejoiced,  chanting  in  unison,  “Lift  your  head  up,  you’re
Egyptian,”  and  “God  is  great!”    On  the  phone  to  an  American  news  broadcast,  an
emotional Kouddous reported, “Everyone is proud to be Egyptian today.  Everyone  who
fights for democracy and fights for freedom is Egyptian today, and stands with us.”

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