Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Yallah! Underground

 

Year: 2015
Country: CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM, EGYPT, CANADA, USA
Run Time: 85 minutes

Yallah! Underground
Yallah! Underground
Yallah! Underground

They say the pen is mightier than the sword and, for a number of young Arab artists, it's a concept they hold dear. They'd been struggling for years to be heard. Then when the Arab Spring began in 2009, the freedom to express themselves finally became a reality. They'd grown tired of the violence in the region and looked to their creative talents to help enact true reform. Though their protests successfully toppled some regimes, things still remain rocky as their countries try to forge a path towards a successful future. YALLAH! UNDERGROUND chronicles a young generation of liberal Arab musicians and visual artists who are melding the traditions of their past with the styles, sounds, and technologies of today. Spotlighting talents in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, and Israel, the film captures their excitement about the tides of change, along with their frustrations with those who refuse to let old habits die. Using art as their weapon, these amazing young men and women are waging a battle against the old cultural guard. (In English and Arabic with subtitles) –E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Sidebar
Film Is Art

Competition
Music Movies Competition

Director
Farid Eslam

Farid Eslam is a German-born filmmaker who moved to the Czech Republic after high school. He studied at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Filmography
"Istanbul United" (2014), YALLAH! UNDERGROUND (2015)

Producers
Farid Eslam, Dana Wilson, Dina Harb

Screenwriting
Farid Eslam

Cinematography
Prokop Soucek

Editing
Jakub Vomacka

Featuring
Zeid Hamdan, Shadi Zaqtan, Maii Waleed, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Ousso Lotfy, Karim Adel Eissa aka Rush, Marc Codsi, Mayaline Hage

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Taza

Community Partners

FireFish Festival

Ohio Regional Music, Arts, and Cultural Outreach

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