Lyari – Survival Of The Fringes

Lyari – Survival Of The Fringes, Luc Bellon, France, 2020, 64′
Documentary, o.v. Balochi, Urdu, Italian & English subtitles

WTFF5 – International Competition Feature Films


Lyari is the oldest district of Karachi, Pakistan’s enormous megalopolis. It is here that a marginalized community uses donkey-cart racing to escape deadly urban violence and build a world on society’s fringes.

Director’s bio-filmography
Luc Bellon (1972) is an anthropologist who explores filmic narration as a complement to ethnographic description. He conducted most of his research in Pakistan between 1998 and 2015 and trained as a film director in 2010 at the Ateliers Varan. He has also developed participatory tools as part of the humanitarian work he has been actively carrying out since 2005. He directed The Altaï on the Pavement (2010) and Impulse (2014).


Directed by Luc Bellon
DOP Luc Bellon
Sound Luc Bellon
Editing Luc Bellon
Sound Editing Luc Bellon
Music Antoine Vermot
Production Luc Bellon, DocuBees