This short film- featuring Tahrir street artist Ammar Abo Bakr, and others - highlights only some of the amazing art, inspiring humanity, and awe-inspiring social movements that make up the Egyptian People's Revolution, and that make up the film, THE SQUARE.
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Graffiti began to appear on walls around Egypt during the January 25 uprising 2 years ago. Prior to that, there was little to no street art in all of Egypt. But now, the walls of Cairo's streets are covered in so many layers of graffiti and posters, grime and fumes, that studying the layers is like reading a book on everything these walls have witnessed. The uprising, the downfall, the unity and the coming apart are all shown in street art pieces - pieces that speak for those that do not have a voice.
Despite being perceived by the majority of Egyptians to be "pointless scribbling" on the walls, artists who got their start during the revolution have been commissioned for magazine cover art, have given lectures and been featured in documentaries about their work, including ours - The Square, an on-the-ground look at revolutionaries throughout the Tahrir uprisings.
No piece of art can exist in a vacuum. Out of the revolution sprung so many vibrant expressive pieces of humanity.
The Square tells the story of the revolution through the voices of those that made it happen. We hope you'll support them on Kickstarter as they work towards the final edit and release of the film. http://bit.ly/thesquarefilmkickstarter