Libyan director Naziha Arebi depicts the courage of a female soccer squad in Tripoli, Libya, in her new documentary ”Freedom Fields.”
“There are no Libyan films,” says Arebi, “so Libyans haven’t seen themselves portrayed, or heard the Libyan dialect spoken on the big screen and that has been inspiring even for people who aren’t into football.”
Arebi says Freedom Fields has also been inspiring for young Libyan film-makers, some of who she is now in regular contact with.
“There’s no shortage of stories in Libya, or people to tell them, but it’s just hard. But, you’ll see, there will be more films coming out of Libya in the next few years.”