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After a Revolution

Spring Grants 2019

Giovanni Buccomino / Feature Documentary / Italy, United Kingdom, Libya, United States of America, Canada, Qatar / 2020 / 120 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Social Issues, War, Children, Creative Documentary


Filmed over six years, ‘After A Revolution’ is the challenging story of a brother and sister struggling to rebuild their lives after fighting on opposite sides of the Libyan revolution. Separated by their ideologies but bound by the love of family, and the love of their country, they attempt to rebuild their lives from the wreckage, devoured by trauma yet never giving up. Their epic, complex journey reveals at close range the psychological repercussions of conflict, modern-day intervention and proxy wars, yet at its core—it’s a story of family and survival.


Giovanni Buccomino
Giovanni Buccomino
Naziha Arebi, Alessandro Carroli
Production Company
Bad Donkey Films

About the Director

Giovanni Buccomino gained his Master’s in History and Philosophy at the University of Rome. While studying, Giovanni worked as a sound engineer in music and later moved into sound design and making sound work for Criterion Collection, Arte, Sky Arts, Rai, and Discovery Channel. In 2010 he directed his first feature, ‘The Valley of the Moon’, selected at festivals like Festival dei Popoli and Hot Docs and winner of the Jury prize at the Village Doc Festival in Milan, Italy. In 2011 Giovanni directed TV hour ‘YanquI’ for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and a film on Libya’s Tabu ethnic group for Al Jazeera. Giovanni continues working as a sound designer and field recordist as well as directing his own films. Co-founder of Bad Donkey Films, Giovanni is also a Sundance Lab fellow, was an Executive Producer and Sound Designer on Libyan feature doc ‘Freedom Fields’ and is currently working on his feature film ‘After a Revolution’.


  • Main Contact

    Alessandro Carroli

    EiE film

  • Main Contact

    Naziha Arebi

    Bad Donkey Films

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