El Arena
El Arena
Saturday, 10.12.2022 |

Margaretenstraße 24,
A - 1040 Vienna


Joe, Chyno, and Maggie live in Beirut, Lebanon. For years, their homeland has been marked by conflicts, crises, and a repressive regime. Their place of refuge is “El Arena”, where the group of young friends meets up for rap battles. Here they can compete artistically, with the freedom to say what they think, cross lines, call out societal issues, and playfully fight to be crowned King of the Battle. El Arena is set against the backdrop of the current situation in Lebanon and comes to a climax with the devastating explosion in Beirut in 2020.


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conflict // collective activism

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