Guardian of the Worlds


Full Name in English Guardian of the Worlds
Full Name in Arabic ميت حي
Running Time 90 min
Country of Production Qatar, France, Tunisia
Date of Production 2022

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. In search of love and freedom, Hassan moves between day and night and invites us to discover his worlds.

Director Name Leïla Chaïbi
About the director

After working several years as a cameraman for journalism (France O, Nesma (Tunisia), Al Jazeera, MBC Egypt, Unicef US …), she began working for the cinema. She started as a cameraman for fiction, documentaries and magazines.
From 2010, she develops her own film projects. Living in Tunis durong 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, it becomes a medium-lenght film, « Tous brûlés. La Maison des hommes », is an inventory of prisons in Tunisia. She then co-directed “Le verrou”, a film about the magic ritual of the tasfih that aims to protect young girls from any penetration.