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LONG Métrage |
Pays concerné : Libye
Durée : 90 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire


Le réalisateur de ce long métrage documentaire est moitié égyptien / moitié libyen et s’est retrouvé entre deux révolutions, sans néanmoins avoir le sentiment d’être pleinement lié à aucune. Il part dans un voyage à travers l’histoire et la géographie. Il va être guidé par les révoltes anciennes et récentes, pour finir pas découvrir un autre voyage, intérieur cette fois-ci, qui va le conduire vers le passé de son père (libyen) et l’héritage de sa propre famille.

Réalisateur : Abdullah al-Ghaly (Abdullah al-Ghali)

Pays : Libye / Egypte

Productrice : Hala Lotfy (Hassala Productions, Le Caire)

Pays de production : Egypte


This documentary is a two dimensional journey into the unknown history and geography of Libya. The geographical plane follows the director on his journey back to Libya to document the testimonies of Libyan revolutionaries, from the Egyptian borders to Tobrouq, Darna, Al-Gobba, Benghazi, Ejdabya, Musrata, Tripoli and Ar-rehebat (his home town) in the western mountains. The historical plane covers the anti-regime struggle, meeting royal family members who had to leave after the Gaddafi’s revolution, army officers who participated in Gaddafi’s revolution 40 years ago, and others who fled the Libya-Chad war including the director’s father who kept silent after his escape to Egypt and never shared his story with his new family. It is now and for the first time after 25 years of silence, that he reveals the story to his son. The film is also an inner journey where the director reconnects to his roots again and reconciles with a past he had neither understood nor accepted.

Director: Abdullah al-Ghali
Countries: Egypt / Libya

Producer / Production Details
Hala Lotfy,
Hassala Productions, Egypt

Training Programme
The MENA Programme 2012

Grant (Project in Development, 2011)
from the Arab Documentary Film Program (ADFP), the special fund by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) for documentary filmmakers from the Arab World, in partnership with the Sundance Institute.
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