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Guardians of Time Lost

1h 38m Documentary 2013

Their only identity is the street, they are known as the “thugs of Al Lija neighborhood” in Beirut. A group of marginalized young men define the features of that chaotic neighborhood and reveal a mysterious world which carries within its folds the particular complexities of the social and political reality in Lebanon.

Programmer's Note: This feature documentary explores the aftermath of the civil war by filming the thugs of the Lija neighborhood in Beirut; a group of violent drug addicts and outlaws. By breaking into this impenetrable world, Diala Kashmar proves that the only way to protect ourselves from upcoming wars is to embrace the marginalized.


Diala Kachmar




Lebanon, United Arab Emirates


ARTRIP Production