Out on the street

Jasmina Metwaly

Philip Rizk

Ten workers attend an acting workshop. Through rehearsals, we get to hear dreadful stories about workplace injustice, managerial exploitation, police brutality, rigged trials. Scenes in (acting) workshops are mixed with real scenes in (factory) workshops, filmed on a cellphone by a worker and meant to be used as evidence during a trial. Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk say that they chose this hybrid form to break “the limits of the documentary medium” and make these oppressed voices heard at last.

Fiche technique


Egypt, 2015, Colour, HD, Stereo, 72’

Original version: arabic
Subtitles : english
Script, photography : Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk.
Editing: Louly Seif
Sound: Max Schneider
Production & distribution: Seen Films

Casting :
Ahmed El Rob’Ah
med El Nouby
Aly Gharieb
Hassan Gharieb
Khalaf Ibrahim
Mahmoud Afi fy
Mohamed Mahmoud
Saeed Ramadan
Sabry Hakiem