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Freedom Fields

Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Naziha Arebi / Feature Documentary / Libya, United Kingdom, United States of America, Netherlands, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Documentary, Middle Eastern, Sports, Religion, Social Issues, War, Youth, Female Director, Women Issues, Women Interest

Synopsis

In post-revolution Libya, a group of women are brought together by one dream: to play football for their nation. But as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the “Arab Spring” begin to fade, can they realise their dream? And is there even a country left to play for? Freedom Fields is a film about hope and sacrifice in a land where dreams seem a luxury. Through the eyes of these accidental activists we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love, struggle and aspirations collide with History.

Credits

Director
Naziha Arebi
Screenwriter
Naziha Arebi
Producer
Flore Cosquer

About the Director

A British-Libyan artist and filmmaker Naziha Arebi returned to Libya during the revolution. Coming from a theatre background, Naziha works at the cross-section between cinema and activism, producing shorts for UN Women, Hivos, Al Jazeera and BBC. She regularly works as a cinematographer in the MENA region and is currently producing two feature films in Libya. Arebi is also a HotDocs Blue Ice and a Sundance Lab fellow.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Flore Cosquer

    Company: 
    SDI Productions Ltd
    Phone: 
    +44 7900537631
    Email: 
    flore@scottishdocinstitute.com

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