Yallah! Underground

Farid Eslam | Czech Republic, Germany, UK, Egypt, Canada, USA | 2015 | 84 min | Arabic, English spoken | English subtitles
NL premiere

Before, during and after the Arab Spring, documentary filmmaker Farid Eslam followed a number of artists from the underground scene in the Middle East. His film is about young, progressive musicians and artists from different countries who call for social change in their work. Such as the Jordanian rapper Ostaz Samm, who tells about his politically tinged lyrics and the problems facing his generation. The Palestinian artist Amer Shomali claims that his work has more impact than the deeds of politicians, because he has a stronger vision. The film paints a brighter picture than we are used to of cities like Amman, Cairo, Haifa and Ramallah. It also demonstrates that critical artists still encounter much opposition.

SCREENINGS

Rialto
sat 23 april | 16:30u
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De Balie
sun 24 april | 15:00u
& debate Music as driving force for social change?
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LantarenVenster
sat 30 april | 16:45u
short film: Waves ’98
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Filmhuis Den Haag
sat 7 may | 13:30u
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