Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Lyrics Revolt (Lyrics Revolt)

Made in Qatar

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
Interests: Politics, Biography, Social Issues, Youth, Women Interest
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.


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 Directors

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.


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