[2015] In the Streets (in progress)

Feature-length documentary  (Lebanon/Germany/Egypt / 2017 / 75” / Arabic, German, Serbo-Croatian w/ English subtitles). Produced by Tyrian Purple Films (Lebanon), SeenFilms (Egypt), Shafra Mediengesellschaft (Germany).

In the Streets is a rock documentary film about Europe’s premiere “refugee band” and their friendships with helpers, who help them navigate borders, racism, polarization and the rising and ebbing enthusiasm for refugees in contemporary Germany.  The film exposes the projections onto a group of young musicians for whom music and friendship is everything, and who are thrown into the turmoil of a Europe convulsed by a right-wing resurgence on the one hand,  but also sentimental or rigid projections of how survivors of conflict are meant to behave.

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