From Tripoli to Benghazi, meet a grandmother sowing the national flag with relish, a young woman determined to become a film director, a fisherman philosopher, illegal migrants caught in limbo in a detention centre, a group of young filmmakers trying to fund their fiction film and many others. A collection of brief insights into the lives of people trying to find normality in a world of chaos.
This is an omnibus feature made from a series of short stories, filmed over three years by emergent Libyan filmmakers, in post-revolution Libya. The film is a testament to the courage and resilience of the filmmakers.
Grannys Flags – Directed by Naziha Arebi
Graffiti – Directed by Ibrahim El Mayet & Anas El Gomati
The Secret Room – Directed by Ibrahim Y. Shebani
The Salesman – Directed by Ibrahim Algouri
Poet of the Sea – Directed by Farag Akwedir
The Driving Lesson – Directed by Omar Bushiha
From Tripoli (2014-2015)
The Mosque – Directed by Farag Al-Sharif
The Runner – Directed by Mohannad Eissa
The Sandwich Maker – Directed by Samer S. Omar
Land of Men – Directed by Alaa Hassan Saneed & Kelly Ali
Dead End – Directed by Ahmed Aboub
Drifting – Directed by Samer S. Omar
Mission Impossible – Directed by Naimi Own
These films were made during documentary workshops in Libya, organised by the British Council and run by Scottish Documentary Institute, in partnership with the Advanced Institute of Art Techniques – Tripoli.
Available as feature and as individual titles.
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This film was made as part of Stories, an opportunity for companies wanting to support filmmakers worldwide.
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