Lagl Tentesri (For You To Win) highlights the resilience and sacrifices of the people in the Egyptian revolution – whether they be martyrs, prisoners, or still carrying on the fight and facing heavy consequences for their actions.
The lyricist, Ahmed Douma, prominent Egyptian activist and revolutionary, is serving a 15 years sentence in Egyptian prisons, and has already spent 11 years of his life imprisoned for standing up for human rights, democracy, and freedom nod speech during the early years of the Egyptian revolution.
Still, even though facing unjust and brutal treatment in his confinement, Douma resiliently keeps fighting for his cause with his words.
Lagl Tentesri (For You To Win) is a tribute to human rights defenders in Egypt and worldwide – especially for Douma himself.
- Ramy Essam -
Lagl Tentesri (For You To Win)
Poetry – Ahmed Douma
Composing – Ramy Essam
Music Production – Johan Carlberg
Guitars – Johan Carlberg
Acoustic Guitars – Ramy Essam
Bass – Rikard Lidhamn
Drums – Niklas Gabrielsson
Additional Drums – Jörgen Wall, recorded at Kapsylen Studio
Produced, Recorded, and Mixed at Casten Studios
Directed by Pekka Keränen & Ramy Essam
Edit: Pekka Keränen
Director of Photography: Anttu Koistinen & Jesse Lintunen
Video Assistant: Samir Abya
Produced by Zone Collective / H-P Vitikainen
Choreography and movement directing: Emmi Myrskog
Dance/movement: Sanni Kahilainen
MUAH: Jasmiina Walters
In collaboration with Konstnärsnamnden and Kawaakibi Foundation.