Yallah! Underground

A film by Farid Eslam

ABOUT

Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture from 2009 to 2013 and documents their work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies. 

Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture from 2009 to 2013 and documents their work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies. 

In a region full of tension, young Arab artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves freely and to promote more liberal attitudes within their societies.

During the Arab Spring, like many others of this new generation, local artists had high hopes for the future and took part in the protests. However, after years of turmoil and instability, young Arabs now have to challenge both old and new problems, being torn between feelings of disillusion and a vague hope for a better future. 

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SCREENINGS

06/09/16
29/08/16
28/08/16
17/04/16

CREW AND CAST

Yallah! Underground was filmed during a period of great change within the Arab world. From 2009 till 2013 (before, during and after the Arab Spring) director Farid Eslam and his crew followed some of the most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture and documented their work, dreams and fears in an ever-changing environment.

Crew

Farid Eslam

Farid Eslam

Director/Producer

Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson

Co-Producer

Dina Harb

Dina Harb

Co-Producer

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Co-Producer

Prokop Soucek

Prokop Soucek

Director of Photography

Jakub Vomacka

Jakub Vomacka

Editor

Patrik Velek

Patrik Velek

Online Artist

Karel Havlicek

Karel Havlicek

Sound Design

Ladislav Greiner

Ladislav Greiner

Sound Mix

Featured Artists

Zeid Hamdan

Zeid Hamdan

Tamer Abu Ghazaleh

Tamer Abu Ghazaleh

Karim Adel Eissa

Karim Adel Eissa

Marc Codsi

Marc Codsi

Mayaline Hage

Mayaline Hage

Maii Waleed Yassin

Maii Waleed Yassin

Ostaz Samm

Ostaz Samm

Ousso Lotfy

Ousso Lotfy

Shadi Zaqtan

Shadi Zaqtan

Farid Eslam

Walaa Sbait

Bruno Cruz

Bruno Cruz

Ibrahim Farouk

Ibrahim Farouk

Amer Shomali

Amer Shomali

Donia Massoud

Donia Massoud

Mahmoud Radaideh

Mahmoud Radaideh

Mohamed Safi

Mohamed Safi

Hiba Mansouri

Hiba Mansouri

CONTACT

PRODUCTION HOUSE

Mind Riot Media, Smeralova 1, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic


WORLD SALES

Stray Dogs, Nathan Fischer, 15 rue Chevert, 75007 Paris, France


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