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  • EL ARENAJay B. Jammal
    Jay B. Jammal

Lebanon, United Arab Emirates 2022Language:Arabic, EnglishSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Jay B. JammalWriter:Jay B. Jammal, Tarek JammalCinematographer:Hassan HaydarEditor:Jay B. JammalMusic:Allen Grey, Sersal Studio, Two cats gang, Chyno, Edd Abbas, The SynaptikSound:Hassan HaidarWith:Dizaster, Chyno, Edd Abbas, Al Muhandas, Kaz Alomam, Maggie Douehi, Joe Hajj, Brother Bull, Illiam, Al Darwish, The Synaptik and KalashProducer:Jay B. JammalProduction Company:Soulhouse MediaDistributor:ArtHood Entertainment77 min, Colour

Director Jay B. Jammal introduces us to the battle rap scene in the Middle East. We follow Chyno and Maggie, who organise the events, as well as Dizaster, Kalash, Joe Hajj and others who compete in the arena to crown the King of Arab Rap. At the same time, a Beirut in chaos is revealed: in addition to the ongoing political turmoil, the Covid pandemic and the explosion in the harbour occur during filming, two shocking events that leave clear traces. The tone becomes harsher, the lyrics more political and the events more difficult to organise. The gloomy outlook puts the protagonists' confidence to the test.

Director's Biography:Jay B. Jammal studied film and education and worked as a lecturer in the USA. In 2019, he moved to Dubai and founded his own production company Soulhouse Media, whose productions have already won several festival awards.

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  • 08.11.2022 21:00 UNIVERSUM 2