Oscar Nominated The Square’s Jehain Noujaim & Karim Amer Part-2

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Summary: (http://kamlashow.com/podcast/wp-content/uploads/photo1-150x150.jpg)Oscar nominated "The Square (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twB2zAOzsKE)" is a powerful documentary that puts you right in the middle of the streets of Cairo- esp Tahrir Square, which was the epicenter of the Egyptian Revolution. Tahrir Square or the "maidan" is where director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Ame (https://twitter.com/Karim_Amer33)r spent many months capturing the unfolding of the revolution. "The film gods were looking after us," says Jehane. People were fighting for their basic rights like food point out the filmmakers. People found each other says Jehane and that is where the filmmakers found the people whose story they follow in the film. And Tahrir Square became "the battle of narratives," adds Karim. The filmmakers spent over 2 years of the revolution that saw the fall of one government and the installation of another and the fall of that government too. In Part-2 of our interview Jehane and Karim take you behind the scenes and share how they made this documentary. They also share how they re-cut the film and how their editor Pedro Kos (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1310430/) helped with that. "The Square" has won awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. The film was acquired by Netflix, where it is available. You can listen to Part-1 (http://kamlashow.com/podcast/2014/02/20/the-filmmakers-of-the-square-jehane-noujaim-karim-amer/) of our interview in case you missed it. This interview was recorded in San Francisco in December 2013 and you have the option to watch the video interview with the filmmakers.