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Egypt: Oscar nod for banned Egyptian film

20 January 2014

An acclaimed documentary about the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has become the first Egyptian-made film to be nominated for an Academy Award – but is still not being screened in the country.
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Despite playing to rave reviews around the world, the film cannot be seen in Egypt because it has not passed the censors.

‘The Square’, directed by American-Egyptian filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, uses original footage to document the lives of a group of activists through the heady days of Egypt’s revolution to the military coup which deposed Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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