Freedom Fields PG

Mon 17 – Thu 20 Jun

"★★★★ – a love letter to the sport and a sharp critique of post-revolution Libya" – CineVue

"Arebi's patiently observational film is full of small moments that encapsulate horrific prejudice or warm, resilient humour" – Eye for Film

"★★★★ – a subtle film, offering an unparalleled insight into life after the Arab Spring" – The Arts Desk

Football, feminism and social revolution intertwine in this documentary chronicling the difficulties facing a women’s football team in Libya, as the country descends into civil war.

Following three friends – Naama, Halima and Fadwa – who met on the football field, their struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in Libyan society.

Filmed over five years, this gut-wrenching account depicts the reality of country in turmoil, as post-revolution hope fades and Isis gains a foothold in the region.

Dir: Naziha Arebi

UK/Libya , 97mins

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