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Lyrics Revolt (Lyrics Revolt)

Made in Qatar - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2012

Shannon Farhoud, Ashlene Ramadan, Melanie Fridgant, Rana Khaled Al Khatib / Feature Documentary / Qatar, Syria, Palestine, France, Lebanon / 2011 / 52 min / Unknown / HDCAM / In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

As pro-democracy revolutions spread through the Arab world, one sound in particular is echoing the hopes, dreams and frustrations of its people: hip hop. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ captures leading Arab artists who employ the sharp political edge of hip hop during this game-changing time for the MENA region and beyond.

About the Director

Shannon Farhoud is Canadian; Melanie Fridgant is French; Rana Al Khatib is Palestinian; and Ashlene Ramadan is Lebanese. They are recent graduates of Northwestern University in Qatar. Together, they co-founded Torath Media Production, a production house based in Qatar that focuses on making documentary films in the Arab world. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ is their first co-directorial effort.

Shannon Farhoud is Canadian; Melanie Fridgant is French; Rana Al Khatib is Palestinian; and Ashlene Ramadan is Lebanese. They are recent graduates of Northwestern University in Qatar. Together, they co-founded Torath Media Production, a production house based in Qatar that focuses on making documentary films in the Arab world. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ is their first co-directorial effort.

Shannon Farhoud is Canadian; Melanie Fridgant is French; Rana Al Khatib is Palestinian; and Ashlene Ramadan is Lebanese. They are recent graduates of Northwestern University in Qatar. Together, they co-founded Torath Media Production, a production house based in Qatar that focuses on making documentary films in the Arab world. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ is their first co-directorial effort.

Shannon Farhoud is Canadian; Melanie Fridgant is French; Rana Al Khatib is Palestinian; and Ashlene Ramadan is Lebanese. They are recent graduates of Northwestern University in Qatar. Together, they co-founded Torath Media Production, a production house based in Qatar that focuses on making documentary films in the Arab world. ‘Lyrics Revolt’ is their first co-directorial effort.

Credits

Director
Shannon Farhoud, Ashlene Ramadan, Melanie Fridgant, Rana Khaled Al Khatib
Producer
Torath Media Production
Cast
Karim Abdel Eissa, Mohamed El Deeb, Lynn Fattouh (Malikah), Farah Medhat, DJ Lethal Skillz, Khaled M

Contacts

  • Press Contact

    Rana Khaled Al Khatib

    Company: 
    Torath Media Production

  • Print Origin

    Shannon Farhoud

    Company: 
    Torath Media Production
    Phone: 
    +974 5583 5649

  • Sales Contact

    Ashlene Ramadan

    Company: 
    Torath Media Production
    Phone: 
    +974 4487 0891

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