El Jesr (الجسر)

One, if not the most distinct YouTube phenomenon to have come out from Saudi Arabia this year is the video called “Kafil” (كفيل), or “Sponsor”. In its own special way, it raises the issue of labor exploitation in this country – especially of Pakistani immigrants.

The video was produced by the initially comedy channel El Jesr (الجسر), or Bridge, a slogan coming from the fact that they blend music and comedy in their work.

In “Kafil”, their videography is impressing. And the lyrics – a Pakistani enumerating, in a bad Saudi dialect, who builds houses, sewers and bridges for ungrateful locals – are hilarious.


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