Libya in Motion

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Libya in Motion


Thursday Jun 01 01:00 PM
Thursday Jun 01 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

From Tripoli to Benghazi, meet a grandmother sewing the national flag with relish, a young woman determined to become a film director, a fisherman philosopher, illegal migrants caught in limbo in a detention center, a group of young filmmakers trying to fund their fiction film and many others. This omnibus feature is a collection of brief insights into the lives of people trying to find normality in a world of chaos, Filmed over three years by emergent Libyan filmmakers in post-revolution Libya, the collection is a testament to the courage and resilience of the filmmakers.

A Skype discussion with the filmmakers follows the film.


Tripoli (2012)
Granny's Flags – Directed by Naziha Arebi
Graffiti – Directed by Ibrahim El Mayet & Anas El Gomati
The Secret Room – Directed by Ibrahim Y. Shebani 

Benghazi (2012)
The Salesman – Directed by Ibrahim Algouri
Poet of the Sea – Directed by Farag Akwedir
The Driving Lesson – Directed by Omar Bushiha 

From Tripoli (2014-2015)
The Mosque – Directed by Farag Al-Sharif
The Runner – Directed by Mohannad Eissa
The Sandwich Maker – Directed by Samer S. Omar
Land of Men – Directed by Alaa Hassan Saneed & Kelly Ali
Dead End – Directed by Ahmed Aboub
Drifting – Directed by Samer S. Omar
Mission Impossible – Directed by Naimi Own

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