An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.
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. A love letter to sisterhood and the power of 'team'.
The film premiered at TIFF in Canada in September 2018. See more »
A great achievement
Saw this tonight at Glasgow Film Festival and was blown away. I was so invested in the journey of these incredible, inspiring women. A very nuanced film that offers a unique perspective on Libya in the years following the Arab Spring. Highly recommended.
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