Senegalesian film directed by Moussa Sene Absa.
In 'Tripoli', Lebanon, where family ties run deep, a forty year old man still living with his elderly mother has given up on the idea of becoming independent, but when suddenly his mother leaves him, he is left with nothing but the company of a city and what it offers. It's a coming of age story of an adult man finding his comfort for the first time, alone, in the city he grew up in.
Yalla 3abelkon Chabeb shows us through the eyes of men how hard nowadays it is to have a proper relationship, based on love respect, principles and values… Is it because we live in a society where everything became so easy? Will those characters find true love? Does true love still exist? Why can’t we fight for what we have instead of turning our backs when a problem comes along? Are we looking at the wrong reasons to get married? Once married, how can we keep the marriage alive? Are all men cheaters?
Yallah! Underground follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture from 2009 to 2013 and documents their work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies. 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.