Scene from the film Underdown
Scene from the film Underdown
Scene from the film Underdown


  • Lebanon
  • Germany
  • Qatar
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WARNING: This film contains violence and profanity and can impair the physical, mental or moral development of children and juveniles.

Moving to Beirut’s anarchic rhythm, Underdown follows the struggles of a Palestinian cab driver who lives in his car, a homeless Syrian kid and a Lebanese woman and her family. Through a pulsating journey filled with harsh realities and an unbreakable sense of humor, they convey glimmers of hope in the darkest of places.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sarah Kaskas
  • Cinematography
    Joe Saade
  • Editing
    Simon El Habre, Sarah Kaskas
  • Music
    Sarah Kaskas
  • Sound
    Jawad Chaaban
  • Runtime
    71 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Lebanon
    • Germany
    • Qatar
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • IDFA
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival
    • Malmö Arab Film Festival
    • Mediteran Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina
    • Jerusalem Arab Film Festival
    • Ontario International Film Festival
    • Liberation DocFest Bangladesh
    • DOXA Doc Festival
    • Arab Women Film Days, Sweden
    • Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Award at Malmö Arab Film Festival
    • Grand Prix Award at the Mediteran Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina
    • Best Documentary at Jerusalem Arab Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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