10 Of The Best Documentary Films about Africa

Written by Mark Rausch


4. The Square (2013)

The popular, widely received documentary about the Tahrir Square uprisings in Egypt has just been nominated for this year’s Oscar, and is a heavy favorite to win. It’s about the ongoing revolution in Egypt, starting in 2011 with the deposing of Hosni Mubarak, then the triumphant democratic election of Mohamed Morsi, the violent split between the Muslim Brotherhood and its critics, and the 2013 ousting of Morsi. Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim spent 20 months in Tahrir Square, facing down beatings and arrests in order to produce this exquisite film about the struggle for a free Egypt.

Sources: imdb.com, latimes.com