Italy, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 2021 – Director: Giovanni Buccomino – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English

A long-lasting civil war has scarred the country of Libya since the 2011 revolution. A pair of siblings is dedicated to fighting for the future of their country – but on opposing sides. This shocking long-term study impressively shows the psychological effects of armed conflicts and the fragility of democracy. Monika Haas

We present the German premiere of the film.


Production: Bad Donkey Films. Producer: Naziha Karima Arebi. Length: 121 min. International Sales: Bad Donkey Films Distribution: EyeSteelFilm Distribution

No youth rating



This film contains explicit depictions of (sexualised) violence.


Giovanni Buccomino

Buccomino is a sound designer, sound engineer and director for documentary, feature and television films. He held a scholarship at Sundance Lab and is currently working on an anthropological sound archive of the different tribes of Libya.


AFTER A REVOLUTION, IT/LY 2022, 121 min.
FREEDOM FIELDS, GB/NL/QA 2018, 97 Min., R: Naziha Arebi (production and sound design) 
THE VALLEY OF THE MOON, IT 2010, 66 min.


Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.



#We are Family: Where do I belong? #Power of the People: Politics & Society #Struggle for Visibility: Mental Lifeworlds #Africa

DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2022
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    Atelier 1
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  • Tuesday
    HFF - Kino 1
    Original with English subtitles
  • Thursday
    Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
    Original with English subtitles
  • Friday
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles