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Freedom Fields

Directed by: Naziha Arebi
Runtime: 1hr 35min Year: 2018
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Directed by: Naziha Arebi
Runtime: 1hr 35min Year: 2018
Country: United Kingdom, Libya
Last Screened: Thu 6th Jun 2019

An all-female football team in post-revolution Libya fight against oppressive, violent attitudes towards women with the hope of competing in an international football tournament.

Freedom Fields follows  a group of women in post-revolution Libya dream of making it to an international football tournament. Their all-female football team is met with disapproval and endless obstacles thrown from the Libyan football federation.

This inspiring documentary follow their personal lives as well as their fight to be allowed on a football field; while the threats on social media from enraged men become increasingly serious, violent and very real.

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. This tense, passionate film, is a love letter to sisterhood and the power of the team.