Freedom Fields

classified PG PS
Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2019

Director
Naziha Arebi
Details
96 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2018, UK | Libya
Primary language
Arabic | English

Through the nuances of football, social change and sisterhood, this inspiring documentary by Libyan director Naziha Arebi shares the journey of three women and their football team as they navigate an ever-changing post-revolution Libya.

Spanning the course of five years, Freedom Fields gives a first-hand insight into the lives of these women and their resistance to conformity as aspirations clash with a nation's growing pains as their country descends into civil war.

Offering a unique and intimate perspective into the years following the country's Arab Spring protests, this heartfelt story is as much an ode to sisterhood as it is a reflection of the challenge’s facing women in Libyan society.