Barra Fel Share' (Out on the Street) - بالخارج داخل الشارع

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Genre : Drama
Type : Docu-drama
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

Nine workers from Helwan, a working-class neighborhood In Cairo, are participating in an acting workshop. During the rehearsals, stories emerge about factory injustice and countless tales of corruption by their employers. On a rooftop overlooking Cairo, the participants move in and out of character as they shape the performance that engage their daily realities. Mixing scenes from the workshop, fiction performances and mobile phone footage filmed by a worker, this hybrid approach aims to engage a collective imaginary, situating the participants and spectators within a broader social struggle.

A film by Jasmina METWALY & Philip RIZK

Country: EGYPTE
Year: 2015
Duration: 75.00 minutes

Out/In the Streets will feature workers of the shutdown Glucose and Starch Factory in Turah (Cairo) who stage a performance inspired by their struggles and stories. The film interlaces documentary and fiction to approach the revolutionary Egypt from the workers' perspective, beyond the factory's heavy gate, beyond the frozen assembly lines and rusty machines. In this film we explore the stories of workers who struggle to be heard as the new regime continues exploiting them much as the previous one did. This is not a classic documentary film. It assembles elements of "cinema vérité" with theatrical representations of the same stories. We tip from reality into theatre where the actors/workers become the protagonists of their own narratives. The boundaries between documentary and fiction are not clear and this manipulation serves one purpose : to reveal truth and to deliver a new insight to the audience.
Jasmina METWALY & Philip RIZK

Directed by: Jasmina METWALY, Philip RIZK
Producer: Mostafa Youssef

Locations and shooting dates: Cairo
Language film shot in ARABIC
Working budget 0.12
Financing acquired (before Cannes 2013) 35 000 €



Nueve trabajadores de Helwan, un barrio obrero de El Cairo, participan en un taller de teatro. Durante los ensayos empiezan a surgir casos de flagrante injusticia dentro de la fábrica y numerosas historias de jefes corruptos. En una azotea que domina la ciudad, los participantes encarnan a diversos personajes y describen la realidad que viven a diario. Una película híbrida en la que se mezclan las escenas del taller de teatro, representaciones ficticias e imágenes rodadas con el móvil de uno de los obreros, y que se apoya en la imaginación colectiva para invitar a los participantes y espectadores a reflexionar sobre la lucha de clases.

Directores: Jasmina Metwaly y Philip Rizk

Título: Barra Fel Share'

Características: 75' - Color - Árabe - Subtitulado español
Género: Documental
País: Egipto
Año: 2015

Dirección | Director: Jasmina Metwaly y Philip Rizk
Producción | Producer: Seenfilms
Fotografía | Cinematography: Jasmina Metwaly
Montaje | Editing: Louly Self
Sonido | Sound: Max Schneider
Intérpretes | Cast: Ahmed El Rob', Ahmed El Nouby, Aly Gharieb, Hassan Ghareib, Khalaf Ibrahim, Mahmoud Afify, Mohamed Mahmoud, Saeed Ramadan, Sabry Hakim

2015 | FCAT 2016 - Festival du Cinéma Africain de Tarifa et Tanger, TARIFA & TANGER, Espagne / Maroc, 2016
* Compétition - section Hypermétropie

2015 | Festival LatinArab de Buenos Aires, Argentine, 2015
* Sélection

2015 | 65è Berlinale, Allemagne
* Sélection - Forum Expanded

2013 | Festival de Cannes
* Sélection - L'Atelier du Festival - Cinéfondation


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