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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Premiere D.C. Screening of ‘The Square’

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Contact: Anne Shoup
Phone: 202.481.7146

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, November 20, the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress Film Series and the Truman National Security Project will host the premiere Washington, D.C., screening of “The Square,” a film centered around the Egyptian Revolution and the personal stories of young people who struggled through multiple forces to claim their rights and create a society of conscience. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Jehane Noujaim, and producer, Karim Amer, as well as human rights attorney Ragia Omran.

Also on Wednesday, the Center for American Progress will release a report from CAP Senior Fellow Brian Katulis and Michael Wahid Hanna of The Century Foundation on preparing for a strategic shift in U.S. policy toward Egypt.


Tom Perriello, President & CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Counselor to the Center for American Progress
Rebecca Abou-Chedid, Fellow, Truman National Security Project

Distinguished panelists:
Jehane Noujaim, Director, “The Square”
Karim Amer, Producer, “The Square”
Ragia Omran, human rights attorney and 2013 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Matthew Duss, Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress


Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. ET – 8:30 p.m. ET
A light dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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RSVP to attend this event
Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. 
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

This is a special advance screening of the film prior to its January 17 theatrical opening at the West End Cinemas in Washington. We kindly request that no full reviews or features be run, but welcome tweets, mentions, posts, etc.

For more information, contact Anne Shoup at or 202.481.7146.


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