In yet more contraband-making-their-way-onto-the-internet (gasp!) news, a full-length, official version of “The Square” is now available to Egypt-based YouTube viewers, despite the film not having yet passed the country’s strict censorship authority.
The film, which is the first Egyptian documentary to have ever been nominated for the naked golden man, explores the 2011 revolution in Egypt from its origins in Tahrir Square. The film’s director, Jehane Noujaim, uploaded the movie to his “The Square” YouTube channel so that it is available for viewing to those whose IP addresses are registered to Egypt. Viewers with IP addresses registered to countries that don’t own a Great Sphinx of Giza will find the video inaccessible, but those viewers have other options in Netflix and Distrify, both of which also stream the doc.
If you can’t find the time to pull your self away from your latest queue of YouTube vlogs to watch the 108-minute documentary — somewhere, anywhere — realize that you’re missing out because the movie has a rare 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an extremely rare 32 percent rating on NMR — we only ever like goat videos nowadays.
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