Back to the Square
‘What has become of Egypt since the revolution?’ is the question posed by Petr Lom’s Back to the Square. Shot in the aftermath of the first uprising, when most of the media attention had waned, the answers are troubling. Five subjects, each with powerful stories, recount their days up to and after General Mubarak’s resignation. Each tells of harrowing yet commonplace abuse at the hands of the police and military. Back to the Square succeeds in offering a sobering corrective, reminding viewers of the military’s continued stranglehold on freedom and that the revolution was merely the beginning, not the end.