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The Square - A film about the Egyptian Revolution

A project in Cairo, Egypt by Jehane Noujaim

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They came to Tahrir Square to change their country. They left having changed the world. This is their story. A SUNDANCE 2013 selection.
Backers: 1413
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $126,020 of $100,000
Dates: Jan 21st -> Mar 7th (45 days)
Project By: Jehane Noujaim
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Best of the Tens: Kickstarter’s Liz Cook Mowe, Elise McCave doc picks

January 8th - via:
Realscreen reached out to myriad members of the non-fiction screen content community — from festival programmers and commissioners to producers and directors — and gave them the not-so-simple task of picking their favorite documentary and factual projects of the past 10 years. (Read More)

Kickstarter's Busy Q1 Includes $112 Million in Total Donations

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Kickstarter donors contributed $112 million to campaigns in the first three months of 2014. (Read More)

Common goals in the final stretch

March 5th - via:
Beloved Kickstarters!  We've nearly reached the end of our Kickstarter campaign, JUST 1+ DAY LEFT (~30 hours depending on your time zone). Check out this video that just came in, a fresh look at Ammar Abo Bakr's murals from the streets of Cairo. We... (Read More)

2 DAYS LEFT and counting + GREAT NEWS!

March 3rd - via:
WE DID IT...Thanks to YOU! There are no words to describe how it felt to wake up to such a massive global hug! We hit our goal today, beyond our wildest expectations, and STILL 2 DAYS LEFT We are now driving beyond 100K, and the love keeps pouring... (Read More)

Do you know someone who wants to donate to The Square, but they don't know how Kickstarter works?

March 2nd - via:
A HUGE THANK YOU again for supporting us in this digital revolution! We have just 4 DAYS LEFT (plus a few hours), and we need help to reach our goal. Some friends have told us recently they want to donate, but they can't figure out how it works, or... (Read More)

Peter Gabriel <3's The Square

March 1st - via:
Part of our team is at the TED Conference right now, and we ran into a very interesting fan... Don't forget we're also offering screen credit to everyone who donates $50 or more, increases their donation to $50 or more... or who HAS donated $50 or... (Read More)

The Square is PROJECT OF THE DAY on Kickstarter!

February 28th - via:
Can you tell we're excited? Also, while the going's this good, we're also offering screen credit to ANYONE who donates, increases their donation (or HAS donated) $50 or more before the sun sets THIS SUNDAY, March 3rd!  In news, we were recently... (Read More)

The Women of Tahrir Square Will Not be Silenced

February 26th - via:
Our own Aida Elkashef is speaking out. She was featured in The Square - and she is a filmmaker in her own right. It was Aida who recently captured a woman being gang-raped by an organized gang of men on film.  We spoke recently to Aida, and here is... (Read More)

SPECIAL DEAL - 2 DAYS ONLY - All $50 backers (if you're new OR if you add on to your backer gift) get $75 prize

February 20th - via:
You guys.  We've got a special offer good for the next 48 hours....if you're at the $1 or $5 or $20 .... Move your backing amount up to $50 and you'll automatically get the $75 prize level - the Cairo Camera Club t-shirt. PLUS anyone who is a *new... (Read More)


February 19th - via:
It's arrived! Save it, print it, cut it out and make something! And don't forget to show us your images! Just tweet them with #SeeTheSqaure or @TheSquareFilm (or both!)  This stencil represents one of the core beliefs of the Square team - that our... (Read More)

Special note from Jehane Noujaim, Director of The Square (Al Midan)

February 13th - via:
hi everyone!  its jehane, the director of the film. thank you so much for your thoughts and comments and pledges! this is my auntie sarah writing below... YES, we made it to 700 backers!!  Thank you everyone for your support for us-- we are a large... (Read More)

WE DID IT! We reached 700 backers with your help!

February 11th - via:
Firstly...  THANK YOUWith your help we were able to not only reach OVER 700 backers in 3 days, AND our anonymous angel investor contributed the promised $10,000 to the project.  Our work is far from done, but thanks to you all, we are that much... (Read More)

Four Kickstarter-Backed Films Sundance Films Have Already Gotten Deals

January 29th - via:
With one day left in January, there’s still time for the annual media ritual: celebrating Kickstarter’s crowdfunded contributions to world cinema. NPR has already noted that 10 percent of this year’s Sundance selections raised money through Startupland’s answer to Harvey Weinstein. That’s the same percentage of the Sundance slate Kickstarter helped back in 2012. (Read More)

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