Egyptian Stars of Netflix’s ‘The Square’ Can’t Attend the Oscars


LOS ANGELES — On a comfy couch at Netflix‘s office, where each room is named after a television show, The Square documentary director Jehane Noujaim sits cross-legged and barefoot inside a room labeled after AMC’s hit drama “Breaking Bad.”

Miles and miles away from the scene of the Egyptian revolution detailed in her Oscar-nominated documentary, Noujaim and the the film’s producer, Karim Amer, will attend the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, all the while balancing a mix of opposing emotions

“The fun parties and the glitz and the glamour of the red carpet feel very far away from the ideals for which we originally made this film for,” Noujaim added. “However, I never imagined the power the nomination carried with it — and that’s what’s important. It’s exciting but at the same time we’re worried about our families and our characters and our crew in Cairo.” …

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