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Prisoner and Jailer

Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Muhannad Lamin / Short Narrative / Libya, Qatar / 12 min / Interests: Drama, Politics, History, Based on a True Story

Synopsis

The story of two contrasting Libyans, one a key official in the former regime, the other one of the most prominent figures of the post-revolutionary period in Libya. Through these two characters, we discover the circumstances surrounding one of the most influential events in modern Libyan history: The Abu Salim Prison massacre in which more than 1,200 political prisoners were killed in the space of just a few hours. The film shifts between past and present through the two protagonists who exchange the role of victim. The majority of the events and dialogue that feature in the film were taken directly from testimonies of former prisoners and wardens.

Credits

Director
Muhannad Lamin
Screenwriter
Muhannad Lamin
Producer
Muhannad Lamin, Marwa Alnaas

About the Director

Muhannad Lamin studied directing and scriptwriting at Tripoli’s Arts Institute, while working as a creative director at 2Go2 Media and an editor at Huna Production. He has been involved in producing a number of public-awareness campaign projects for clients including the Electoral High Authority, the Ministry of Justice, the Warriors’ Affairs Commission, BBC Media Action and several NGOs. He has also been involved in several documentary projects such as ‘Poet of the Sea’ (2012), ‘Between the Ropes’ (2013), ‘Freedom Fields’ (2018), and 'After a Revolution' (2018).

Production Company Profile

Khayal Productions is a Libyan production company based in Tripoli. The company is focused on creating and developing a network of audio-visual artists to revive the Libyan cinema industry. It was founded by young Libyan filmmakers and based on collaborations between local filmmakers and internationals to provide high-quality production and build capacity and capability in the local art community.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

"Rhode Island FF 2019 (WP)
JCC 2019"

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Muhannad Lamin

    Company: 
    Khayal Productions
    Phone: 
    +218926139487 / +21629839750
    Email: 
    muhannad@khayal.ly

  • Main Contact

    Mohannad Ahmed Muhammad Alamin

    Company: 
    Khayal Productions
    Phone: 
    +218926139487 / +21629839750
    Email: 
    muhannad@khayal.ly

  • Production Company

    Khayal Productions

    Email: 
    Info@khayal.ly

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