25 films Found
When General Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on the Libyan government in April 2019, he was not acting alone: another group was aiding him. The Wagner Group is a shadowy Russian private military contractor renowned for its secrecy and brutality. These mercenaries have been accused of war crimes - including mining and booby-trapping civilian houses - and have access to weapons so sophisticated …
ISIS has taken heavy losses in Libya, losing 2,500 combatants over a six-month US-led offensive. However, surviving outposts create an atmosphere of terror, and fears of a resurgence may be justified.
Today Libya is almost exclusively known for its infamous former dictator Muammar Gadaafi and a devastating civil war. Amidst the chaos one often forgets its 7000 year-long history of engineering and culture.
Benghazi was the birthplace of Libya's uprising and a symbol of hope to the nation. Five years on civil war is raging and ISIS has taken root. Journalist Feras Kilani got rare access to the heart of the chaos.
As military action against migrant smugglers continues, the Libyan authorities are playing a chaotic cat and mouse game with an endless tide of migrants and are tiring of their role as Europe's border control.
For African migrants Libya used to be a Mecca: a place to find work or get access to Europe. But now the workers who come here are trapped in the political, economic and social chaos engulfing the country.
Hamid and Tarek are Canadian boys going to fight in the Libyan revolution. On the outbreak of fighting, they decide to return to their homeland and join the brutal guerilla war to liberate the country. They will be wounded and changed forever by the experience. Their youthful naivety is set against the unforgiving landscape of war, as they learn about life and death on the frontlines. A hugely im…
Meet Nizam Najjar and Haj Siddiq. One is a Libyan-Norwegian filmmaker and the other a larger than life Libyan rebel leader. This doc rides shotgun on their journey through the revolution. As Nizam is forced to question how his dreams of the future differ to those of the rebels Haj Siddiq must face tough post-war realities. This film paints a fascinating picture of the revolution and the challenge…