“The Square” to be screened at London’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival

On Tuesday 18 March, a Film Festival Benefit will mark the start of the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. The evening will feature the screening of The Square at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, followed by a reception at Dartmouth House.

The Square: From the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-long dictatorship in 2011 to the military’s removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2013, this film follows a group of Egyptian activists as they confront the authorities and security forces to build a new society of conscience.

The Square is a truly immersive experience, transporting the viewer into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people – armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, YouTube video posts, and determination – claiming their rights and risking their lives as security forces attempt to crush their protests. As the activists fight an ancient war with new weapons, these technologies show that the voice of the people cannot be silenced in the digital age.

Filmmaker: Jehane Noujaim. 2014 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

For further information about the London Benefit or to purchase tickets, call the Development and Outreach team on 020 7618 4756 or email londonoutreach@hrw.org. Tickets can also be purchased online at secure.hrw.org/londonfilmfestival2014