West-beyrouth, à l'abri les enfants!

West-beyrouth, à l'abri les enfants!

Ziad DOUEIRI - Lebanon


Beirut, April 1975: Beginning of the civil war. Tarek and Omar, two teenagers, live in a district of West Beirut, the Muslim part of the city. They hang out in the streets with May, a young Christian girl, and film random encounters. A chronicle of a teenagerhood stolen by the war.

Film details

Gender : Documentary
Duration : 105 min
Year of production : 1998
Country : Lebanon
Screenwriter : Ziad Doueiri
Cinematography : Ricardo Jacque Gail
Editor : Dominique Marcomb
Director : Ziad DOUEIRI
Production company : La sept arte 3B PRODUCTIONS


Known for his film West Beirut, which has won several awards at numerous festivals. In 2018, he represented Lebanon at the Oscar ceremony with his film The Insult, which was selected in official competition at CFF 2017.