About this Event
The Circle and The Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network (MCJN) invite you to a special online event focused on Libya, activism and filmmaking through the female gaze. All funds raised through this event will go towards MCJN’s work supporting local female journalists across the Middle East and North Africa.
Following an exclusive private screening of “Freedom Fields”, an inspiring and award-winning documentary by Libyan-British filmmaker Naziha Arebi, you are invited to participate in a live Q&A with the director, where she will be joined by one of the film’s executive producers, Huda Abuzeid, and Libyan footballer-turned-filmmaker, Asia Al-Hamady. The discussion will be moderated by Channel 4 News’ International Editor and MCJN cofounder, Lindsey Hilsum.
Date And Time: Mon, 22 March 2021 19:00 – 21:45 CET
Description of the film:
Filmed over five years, “Freedom Fields” follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love and aspirations collide with history.
“Freedom Fields” is an intimate film about hope, struggle and sacrifice in a land where dreams can seem a luxury. In the words of the director, it is a “love letter to Libya, resilience, sisterhood and the power of team”.
For more information about the film, please visit https://www.freedomfieldsfilm.com