Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Cats of Tyre - Like a Cat with Seven Souls

Documentary Film Lebanon 2023
By Lina Zaraket and Shamila Lengsfeld
In the documentary "Cats of Tyre", the two filmmakers Lina Zaraket and Shamila Lengsfeld portray the diverse fates of Lebanon's children, giving an intimate look at their lives, dreams and challenges amidst political instability, economic insecurity and social inequality.

This film will be screened as part of our short film competition on Tuesday 17 October at 7.30pm and Wednesday 18 October at 8pm.


Film Info


Cats of Tyre - Like a Cat with Seven Souls
Original title
Cats of Tyre - Like a Cat with Seven Souls
Documentary Film
Release Date
  • Lebanon
  • Germany
Spoken language
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
18 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo


  • Lina Zaraket
  • Shamila Lengsfeld
  • Producers
  • Lina Zaraket
  • Crew
  • Frank Cieslik (Cinematographer)
  • Shamila Lengsfeld (Editor)
  • Shamila Lengsfeld (Music)
  • Cast

  • Lina Zaraket (Narrator - Narrator)
  • Director

    • Lina ZaraketShamila Lengsfeld

      Shamila Lengsfeld is a Persian-German director and screenwriter with a diverse portfolio that includes genres such as science fiction and documentary. Her work is characterized by portraying strong female characters and enjoys incorporating the latest technology and visual effects into her projects. Lina Zaraket is a Lebanese actress and filmmaker located in North Rhine-Westphalia.The very personal documentary “Cats of Tyre” is a biographical work in her native language, Arabic and sheds light on the traces of her childhood in Lebanon.

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