Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Special screening of Oscar nominated The Square

This Thursday in Manhattan, NESRI will co-host  a special screening of the new, Academy Award nominated  documentary The Square which will feature a question and answer session after the showing.

Please join NESRI and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) on Thursday, The SquareJanuary 23rd at 7:15pm at the Cinema Village (22 E. 12th Street, Manhattan) for a special screening of the The Square, a portrait of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of young activists. The tickets are only $10! The film will be followed by a Q & A with our friend and colleague Hossam Bahgat founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and Board Chair of ESCR-Net. (See his bio in the right column.)

The Square is one of 15 finalists for the Oscars' documentary film category and the Directors Guild of America has already nominated it for top feature documentary. The Daily Beast did an extensive interview with The Square director Jehane Noujaim and the article says the film "is the definitive on-the-ground history of the popular uprising that is still remaking and redefining modern Egypt—a confusing but crucial narrative that America’s dwindling foreign news bureaus were unable to convey with anything like Noujaim’s clarity or coherence."

The world has recently seen many inspiring revolutionary movements demanding equality and human rights with economic justice as a central demand. Our struggles for economic and social rights are inextricably linked in this global economy and increasingly globalized world. As we offer solidarity and take inspiration, we must also learn about and from one another to strengthen our mutual struggles. We hope you will join us! RSVP and purchase your $10 ticket today!

The NESRI Team

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