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    The Invisible Hands (Documentary)

    Fire Museum Presents

    Where:
    4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    When:
    • Thursday January 17th 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    2017 Documentary, Greece/Egypt, digital video, 97 minutes


    Maverick underground American/Lebanese musician and ethnomusicologist Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls and Sublime Frequencies), lands as a stranger in Cairo, soon after the 2011 uprisings, and teams up with three young Egyptian musicians for the translation of his old songs into Arabic. Under Bishop’s mentorship, this unlikely collaboration transforms into a band, The Invisible Hands.


    Structured around fly-on-the-wall scenes, archival ghost apparitions, absurd cameos, and poetic diary narrations by Bishop and unfolding between the two critical elections that marked the post “Arab Spring” period in Egypt, the film juxtaposes the tragicomedy of politics and art-making in a troubled periphery.with ALAN BISHOP, AYA HEMEDA, CHERIF EL MASRI, ADHAM ZIDAN.

    Director MARINA GIOTI
    Co-director GEORGES SALAMEH
    Executive ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI
    Produced by MARINA GIOTI & GEORGES SALAMEH

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