Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Inside Out: The People's Art Project

Special Screening

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Alastair Siddons / Feature Documentary / France, United Kingdom / 2013 / 70 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Art/Literature
MENA Premiere


After winning the TED prize in 2011, French photographer JR expressed his wish to “change the world” by turning it ‘inside out’. Inspired by JR’s giant open-air displays of black and white portraits, INSIDE OUT soon became the world’s largest participatory art project in the world, and
a truly global call to action. From Haiti to Tunisia, Ecuador to Nepal; from Mexico to Palestine, South Dakota to the streets of Paris, entire communities have raised their voices about important causes by pasting vast portraits in the streets, on buildings, on bridges and on
Through this deceptively simple act, walls cease to be barriers, becoming canvases or colossal placards where people can speak their mind on themes such as diversity, tolerance, peace, awareness about violence and climate change, sometimes even getting themselves into
hot water because of their statements.
Director Alastair Siddons follows JR as he travels the globe, filming the photographer as he motivates and supports different communities. The result is an inspirational documentary that is at once intimate and
epic, as it captures a breathtaking urban landscape while reflecting on the power of art change our lives and transform our world.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Alastair Siddons was born in London in 1978. As a filmmaker, he works in various forms, including documentary, drama and music video. His internationally acclaimed feature documentary ‘Turn It Loose’ (2009) was shot in six different languages in Algeria, Brazil, Japan and Senegal. ‘Inside Out: The People’s Art Project’ is his second feature-length documentary.


Alastair Siddons
Alastair Siddons
Emile Abinal
Gregor Lyon
Antonio Pinto, Samuel Ferrari, Patrice Bart-Williams
Patrick Ghiringhelli
Sales Company
WestEnd Films
Production Company
Social Animals
Philippe Welsh
The Festival Agency

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