Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture. Whether Jordanian rappers, Egyptian DJs, Lebanese electro poppers or Palestinian folk musicians – they all have a voice they want to use to bring about change. For four years (2009-2013), Farid Eslam accompanied them on their creative paths, marked by hopes, dreams and fears in a time of great change in the Arab world.
A journey to Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt, featuring intensely illustrated shots charged with the protagonists’ pulsating soundtrack and texts that give new meaning to the word “freedom”. Above all, Farid Eslam finds intoxicating rhythms and melodies.
Yallah! Underground is so full of energy that, after watching the film, you simply want to pack your bags and spend the night dancing in Beirut.