Saturday evening, New York Film Academy Documentary graduate, Muhammad Hamdy accepted the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary for The Square - which he began shooting in Tahir Square almost exactly two years earlier.
Using his 500 hours of footage, Hamdy worked with director, Jehane Noujaim, to create The Square.
“I am so proud of Hamdy. I could burst,” said NYFA Documentary Chair, Andrea Swift. “Not only has he developed his filmmaking and shooting skills to a world class level, he has integrated them with a fierce love for his country. His passion for social justice will help see his generation through the long tail of their Egyptian Spring, and will help the rest of us see it through their eyes.”