Programme 2018

Freedom Fields

Director: Naziha Arebi


Asia Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: Libya, UK, Netherlands, USA, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada | Year: 2018

Language(s): Arabic, English | Time: 97 mins


Filmed over five years, Freedom Fields follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love and aspirations collide with history.

Director's Bio

Naziha Arebi is a Libyan-British artist and filmmaker who returned to Libya after the revolution to work and explore her father's homeland. Arebi worked as a writer and production manager with BBC Media Action and her short documentaries are now being shown in festivals worldwide. Freedom Fields is her directorial debut.