Freedom Fields

Film phase: Production


In post-revolution Libya, a group of women are brought together by one dream: to play football for their country. Freedom Fields is a film about struggle and sacrifice. At the new dawn of a nation once cut off from the rest of the world, this is a story of following your dreams and aspirations against all odds and at any cost. Through their eyes, we see the reality of a country in transition, where personal stories collide with history.



A visual artist based in Tripoli, Naziha Arebi returned to Libya in 2011. Naziha’s two shorts, Granny’s Flags and Between The Ropes, are now being shown at festivals worldwide. Naziha worked as production manager with BBCMediaAction on 10 educational shorts and as co-producer on Urban Republics new feature film in Libya. She recently completed a series of PSAs on Libyan reconciliation shot in 14 towns across Libya and worked as cinematographer on a 52min documentary about the Tabu tribe for Al-Jazeera. Her photographic work has been published online, in print and exhibited internationally. She is currently working on two feature films.