Queen of the Hoggar (working title)
Spring Grant 2015 - Development Stage
Kella, a young princess, and her elder sister are forced to leave their home because of war. They travel through the Sahara in a small caravan led by a mysterious traveller, who is to guide them to the prosperous Lake City in the Hoggar Mountains so they can start a new life. They find a city enclosed in a giant iron sphere and ruled by an oppressive organisation called the Committee, which was brought to power by a revolution seeking to free the city’s people from dictatorship. Instead, the Committee has come to represent a new source of terror for the citizens. Here, Kella meets Afra, who is involved in a plot to overthrow the Committee. Her attraction to Afra and her shocked reaction to the Committee’s brutal rule spark Kella’s transformation from spoiled girl to revolutionary. She sets out on a new journey to build a culture based on freedom, honour and loyalty – and to become the Queen of the Hoggar.
- Muhannad Lamin
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).