Libya - Rising from the Ashes
52' (ENG, GER, FRE), 45' (GER)
Libyan native and political scientist, Abdusalam Hamtoun journeys through his homeland. His objective: stir hope of change and a new start within the people.
For decades, the Western world only connected Gaddafi and images of civil war and chaos with Libya. Is there hope for a democratic new beginning in this shattered country? Libyan political scientist Abdulsalam Hamtoun wants to find out and takes the viewer on a journey through his homeland. The film reveals the other side of Libya: its amazing cultural richness and the once forgotten urban youths. From the ashes of the civil war and four decades of dictatorship blooms a functioning democracy with a new constitution.
Abdulsalam seeks direct dialogue with his compatriots amid hardened fronts: from a taxi driver to a football star, from a shopkeeper to a professor, he is told about their hopes and fears. Is it possible for the opposing groups to agree on a common Libyan identity? Do young, new ideas bring a peaceful future, or does a return to lived traditions and almost forgotten cultural heritage help?
Abdulsalam's journey also takes him to the hard-to-reach Sahara, to his family from the Tuareg desert tribe - one of the most dangerous crisis regions in the world.
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||Aus der Asche
||52' (ENG, GER, FRE), 45' (GER)
||TANGRAM, BR, arte, HFF
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