A love letter to a place, sisterhood, resilience and the power of team.
Naziha Arebi offers an intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female football team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society. Arebi brings a keen eye to the documentary, capturing the beauty of street life and the women’s games with stunning cinematography.
Freedom Fields goes on general release from Fri 31 May.
“British Libyan Arebi’s beautiful, self-shot debut is a captivating tribute to a young generation trying to build the future they want, all the way down to hand-cutting the grass of their future training pitch to ensure that no matter what, they will play”. Elhum Shakerifar – BFI LFF Programmer
“Freedom Fields’ shows how sport could unite and inspire people from diverse backgrounds to seek something bigger than themselves”. United News of India
On Wed 29 May we will have a special preview screening followed by a Q&A with director Naziha Arebi.