Doc RTS | Yallah! Underground

YALLAH! UNDERGROUND by Farid Eslam, on television on RTS Deux, Sunday 14 October at 22:05 (schedule subject to change).

The Doc Visions du Réel offers to (re)discover films unveiled during previous editions of the Festival. This month, do not miss YALLAH! UNDERGROUND, screened as a world premiere at Visions du Réel 2015.


  • Farid Eslam

85' | Egypt, Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, Lebanon | 2015
World premiere VdR2015

Original version in Arabic/English, with French subtitles

Sunday 14 October 2018 at 22:05
on RTS Deux
 (schedule subject to change)

In a region full of tension, young 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 Arab 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. Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most important and progressive underground artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Israel through years of rapid change from 2009 to 2013.