DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

At this film screening, director Muhannad Lamin will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.



Libyen, Tunesien 2023 – Director: Muhannad Lamin – Orig. version with Engl. subtitles – subsequent Q&A with director Muhannad Lamin – Length: 90 min.

  • Fr., 03.05.24
    Neues Rottmann

During the Arab Spring of 2011, 19-year-old Donga and his friend Ali began filming the protests against Muammar al-Gaddafi with a video camera. They wanted to document the historic events for future generations. The revolution and the fall of Gaddafi were followed by civil war. Ten years later, Donga looks back clearly affected by what he has been through: they never wanted war but a better life. Barbara Off

Note: This film contains explicit depictions of violence and death.



Libyan filmmaker, editor and producer Muhannad Lamin lives in Tunis. He studied directing and screenwriting at the Tripoli Art Institute. As co-founder of Khayal Productions, he produces documentary short films and series. DONGA is his feature-length documentary film debut.

Filmography (selection)

80, LY 2012, 6 min.


Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.


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Writer: Muhannad Lamin. Camera: Mohamed Mahjoub, Ali Sabty, Muhannad Lamin. Sound: Yousef Saffar. Editing: Khalid Shamis, Muhannad Lamin. Music: Khyam Allami. Production: Khayal Productions UG. Producer: Muhannad Lamin. International Sales: Sudu connexion.

  • Fr., 03.05.24
    Neues Rottmann