"★★★★ – 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