Tahrir Square Revolutionaries: Protestors Tell their Stories of the Egyptian Revolution

Oscar-nominated documentary "The Square" captures the changing revolution over three years.
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Transcript for Tahrir Square Revolutionaries: Protestors Tell their Stories of the Egyptian Revolution
Welcome to on the radar for ABC news and Yahoo! News I'm Martha Raddatz today joining me. Instead director of the terrific new film called the square -- -- Let's start three years ago 2011. Both momentous. Photos and images of what happened in two leaders. -- -- -- trying to get rid of president -- Most egyptians and I knew were and that's where and what. Most of the world -- that first eighteen days before Mubarak stepped down. And it was a fairy tale that you couldn't -- president and change and anti. -- -- -- -- -- Mubarak stepped down all of the international news cameras left. But there -- still a few people in the square fighting for change because. The rest of Mubarak's government still existed the army was in power. The secret police was still functioning and they said basically we need to continue fighting to change this -- state. You -- already chosen these characters and they all had different opinions after. The overthrow of that's right the three characters that we follow that become the main characters in the film are -- Abdullah who is buried in the kite runner he's an actor. But he's been very politically involved his entire life and enthusiasts who -- who is didn't with the brotherhood for 25 years. Yet hadn't opened. To talk with many different people a very different backgrounds to him very different opinions. -- -- -- who represented a lot of good young use it came down here who felt like they had no future but he has this incredible joyful -- and charisma and optimism about what he can do to change his country. Three weeks after Mubarak stepped down. One of the secondary characters drumming up song who's a singer who turns the chance of the revolution and to songs of the revolution. Is cleared from the square and brutally tortured in the Egyptian Museum by the army. -- -- -- -- -- -- book -- should have done. And nobody thought that this was actually possible that this could actually happen. And so we knew we had a story that we had to follow for intercepted it I was I was over there during that period where. When you back interviews where. Trying to -- Morrissey. The Muslim Brotherhood out of office Mitchell started the same people who were in tahrir square before now not we dedicate this guy out forget -- -- From the viewpoint of our characters here was somebody who had come into power and was using the tools of democracy to create another dictatorship in the one of the first things he did was declare that he had powers greater. -- Barak and so all of our characters. Were back in the streets basically saying. We will not stand for this and I think that many of our characters where in this very difficult situation because there was this kind of feeling that we elected you. Why are you abusing the rights that we giving you. -- so there was a real anger against the brotherhood. But there wasn't a support for definitely among our characters for what the army. Did next and how would you describe but the army -- -- they know what I thought. -- -- -- -- And some other incidents I meant was there at the brotherhood -- ninety went to the -- -- it and tell me. How today all the characters feel about. What has happened and what they think. You speak document he is continually optimistic an idea -- Commanders still dear friends and supportive of one another. And I think that that's something to really take away from the -- Really even though there is this great divide complementary. People it's there's much more than gray area was only seen the emotions of people and it's not black white hair color not encampments and ninety's in a difficult situation he. He has five family members that he asked if he'd. He. Has been called in by the secret police and he has not gone in there. So he's you know he's worried because there has -- in this roundup of a brotherhood so when you look at this documentary what do you want the message today. He managed to get if that's currently stuck -- censorship I'm. Usually little figure how to -- -- and so it. Even if we have to. What I hope people take away -- -- in Egypt is represented by actually some young women that came up to -- at a recent screening here in the US they were egyptians and they said look we have family members who are. You know people who are involved in the government and others that are brotherhood supporters there he can't talk with each other. Please bring us down as quickly as you can because -- -- -- shows is that it's a struggle of the people -- the people are. Are suffering right now and then the United States that it had high school students that have come obsolescence that I know nothing about Egypt to the Middle East but to me this is about fighting for the change that you -- -- see in your life and in your country and fighting for something bigger than yourself. And that people can take that away that's a dream for us come true. Thank you so much for joining us thank you so much for doing -- filming now it's going to be some wonderful and hopefully well received thank you that's it for on the radar today -- Martha Raddatz for ABC news. And Yahoo! News.

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