Electro Chaabi

  • 77'
  • Egypt
  • 2013
Mahraganat is a style of electro developed in El Salam City, a poor neighbourhood in Cairo. During the revolution that started in January 2013, this part of the city was razed by the government. However, the revolution brought freedom of speech, which young musicians immediately grasped to play their fast beats. To them, belly dancers and Chaabi at weddings are so old-hat. They want to have their world expressed in lyrics about shot-up homes, brothers who became cops and soldiers and have to face off, about parties that have to be held. Whether happy or sad, Mahraganat makes the masses dance. Journalist and documentary maker Hind Meddeb filmed artists such as Sadat, Oka & Ortega, Weza, Fig, Chipsy and Amra Haha on their route past freedom, values, ideals and dreams. What is left once fame and fortune come calling? Luckily the huge raves in Egypt keep going.
Director
Hind Meddeb
Countries of production
Egypt, France
Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
77'
Medium
File
Language
Arabic
Producer
Karim Boutros Ghali
Production Company
I.P.S
Sales
Monoduo Films
Screenplay
Hind Meddeb
Cinematography
Hind Meddeb, Omar Khodier
Editor
Gilles Bovon
Sound Design
Ahmad Gaber
Music
Ahmad Capaoré
Website
http://monoduo.net/portfolio/electro-chaabi