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The Invisible Hands follows Alan Bishop and his band in Cairo

Made over the course of five years, the film documents Bishop's trip to the Egyptian capital and the formation of outfit The Invisible Hands

Film makers Marina Gioti and Georges Salameh have made a new film about Alan Bishop and his band, The Invisible Hands. The camera starts rolling after the 2011 uprisings in Egypt and follows Bishop on his trip to Cairo and his subsequent collaboration with Egyptian musicians Aya Hemeda, Cherif El Masri and Adham Zidan. What started off as a one off project to translate some of Bishop's works into Arabic, would then turn into the outfit The Invisible Hands.

The film features documentary and archival footage, as well as diary narrations by Bishop. As well as The Invisible Hands members, also making an appearance in the film are: Richard Bishop, Hani El Masri, Mahmoud Hemeda, Sam Shalabi, Hany Zaki, Mervat Abou Oaf, Nabil Ali Maher, and Marcus Boon

The Invisible Hands premiered at documenta 14 art exhibition in Athens and Kassel. It will also show in Tokyo on 22 February. Watch a trailer below.