I'm very proud that I made Yallah Underground logo, I still don't believe it until now, it's not just a logo or another job to do.
Yallah underground had a personal impact on me and my thought's.
It all started 6 years ago when I was a student in the university in 2009, I saw a three minutes and twenty three seconds trailer which affected me so much that I said I want to be like them and continue the path they're walking on, I want to continue and contribute with them, what they do in music I want to add on it with my skills as a graphic designer, I wanted to be cell in that body.
Yallah underground is not just another movie, it's an independent culture, an entire independent civilization that is being built under the surface, it's a way of life and a way of thinking that we will only see it results in future.
3.23 sec weren't just a trailer for any other movie, they were yallah underground trailer, they were magical moments filled with shear visual power that could impact the lives of many people.
In a region full of tension, young Arab 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 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 won the Hessian Film Award for Best Documentary 2015.
The film premiered at the 2015 Visions du Reel Film Festival in Switzerland and has since been screened or will be screened at international film festivals in Munich, Bergen, London, Warsaw, Oaxaca, Copenhagen, Cologne, Montreal, Dharamshala, Kassel, Wiesbaden, Nancy, Dubai, and many more.
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There’s basically 3 major elements
- the Arabic calligraphy behind the faces