The streaming giant’s original documentary from director-producer Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer chronicles the Egyptian protest movement through the eyes of young activists.

The Square will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories where the service is available in early 2014.

An earlier version of the film premiered at Sundance and The Square recently earned the Toronto International Film Festival Documentary People’s Choice Award.

The documentary covers events in Tahrir Square, the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak and the ousting in 2013 of Mohammed Morsi.

“Our dream for The Square is to inspire the hearts of as many people as possible and by working with Netflix, we can insure the film reaches a wide and diverse audience,” said Noujaim. “Nothing about the making of this film has followed the norms and that’s what makes it exciting.”

  • Participant Media is launching a social action campaign surrounding the release. The campaign will target universities, cultural institutions and thought leaders across the country, with support from Participant’s digital network TakePart as well as TakePart Live, the nightly live talk show on Participant’s new television network, Pivot.