Leïla Chaïbi / 91’ / France, Tunisia, Qatar

Direction: Leïla Chaïbi

Production: Maud Martin, Ghazi Ghazouani

Script: Leïla Chaïbi

Editing: Christine Bouteiller

Cinematography: Leïla Chaïbi

Sound: Brice Kartmann

One day, at the foot of a tomb, Hassan fell asleep and never left the cemetery. For 40 years, on the hills of Jellaz in Tunisia, where he has made his home, he has been keeping watch over the dead and observing the living.

LEÏLA CHAÏBI After working several years as a cameraman for journalism (France O, Al Jazeera, Unicef US), she began working for the cinema. She started as a cameraman for fiction, documentaries, and magazines. Living in Tunis during few years, she is interested in the question of identity and arabic world. La Brûlure, her first short documentary, paints the portrait of illegal immigrants who disappeared at sea. She co-directed Le verrou, a film about the magic ritual of the tasfih that aims to protect the virginity of young girls. Gardien des mondes is her second feature film.