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Freedom Fields – International Women’s Day Screening

8 March 2019 | 5:50pm - 8:20pm

Filmhouse
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Freedom Fields

Director: Naziha Arebi | Countries of production: Libya, United Kingdom | Year: 2018 | Length: 97 min
Language: English, Arabic with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

The members of a women’s football team in post-revolution Libya all share a common dream: to play for their country. As the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade and the nation descends into civil war, the women have to overcome immense social and cultural obstacles, physical threats and bureaucratic apathy to get onto the pitch.

Filmed over five years, Freedom Fields captures their personal aspirations, passion and struggles as they collide with history. An intimate film about hope, struggle and sacrifice in a land where dreams seem a luxury. A love letter to sisterhood and the power of team.

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Beyond the Screen

We are delighted to be presenting this film on International Women’s Day – stay with us after the screening for a Q&A with director Naziha Arebi and producer Flore Cosquer from SDI.

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