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<i>Back to the Square</i>. 2012. Norway/Canada. Directed by Petr Lom
  • Back to the Square

    2012. Norway/Canada. Petr Lom. 83 min.

U.S. premiere

Monday, February 18, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Back to the Square

    2012. Norway/Canada. Directed by Petr Lom. Filmed during the year following the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Back to the Square examines how the Arab Spring has fallen short of liberating the people from oppression, while ordinary citizens continue to embody its spirit in their daily struggles. Shot in cinéma vérité style, the film reveals hidden stories of police brutality and state injustice through five individuals who have suffered harsh treatment. Despite threats to their physical safety and freedom, each one speaks out, no longer willing to suffer in silence. Courtesy of Norwegian Film Institute. (IS) In Arabic; English subtitles. 83 min.