Arab spring

Back to the Square

Year
2012
Country
Norway, Canada
Duration
83’
Director
Petr Lom

One year after the euphoria of Tahrir Square and Mubarak’s fall, Egypt’s revolution remains incomplete: many continue to suffer from state‐inflicted cruelty. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested by the army and secret police, sentenced by summary military tribunals, and often tortured. Back to the Square follows five people who have suffered injustice at the hands of the current post-revolutionary military regime. It shows how the systematic use of violence and fear by Mubarak’s regime has continued essentially unchanged after the revolution. Shooting in Egypt since the very beginning of the revolution in January, the creative team of Back to the Square has been inspired by this unprecedented Arab Spring. One year later, we are outraged by daily stories of ongoing basic human rights violations in Egypt.

Production
Piraya Film AS, Torstein Grude
Sales
Kudos Family Distribution, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, +4740870587, Bjarte@kudosfamily.com, www.kudosfamily.com
Awards
2012 – Jury Prize, Documentary Competition at Hong Kong IFF; Rotterdam IFF
Director
Petr Lom
Petr Lom was born in Prague in 1968, and grew up in Canada. A former academic with a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard, he gave up his university career in 2003 to become a full-time documentary filmmaker, specializing in human rights subjects.
Filmography
Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan (2004), On a Tightrope (2007), Letters to the President (2009), Back to the Square (2012)
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20:00
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