SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


UK, Libya, UK, Netherlands, USA, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada
2018, 97 mins
Production: SDI Productions LTD (UK), Huna Productions (Libya)
Language: Arabic, English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: n/a
Director: Naziha Arebi
DoP: Naziha Arebi
Composer: Katya Mihailova
Producer: Flore Cosquer, Naziha Arebi
Editor: Ling Lee, Alice Powell, Maya Hawke


Filmed over five years, FREEDOM FIELDS follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the personal stories of love and aspirations collide with History.

Director’s biography

Naziha Arebi  was born in 1984. Libyan-English filmmaker studied cinema at Central Saint College of Art and Design in UK prior to making her documentary feature debut, Freedom Fields. She also makes content for Hivos, Oxfam and UN Women in the MENA region and local NGOs. Along with filmmaking, Naziha is an accomplished writer and photographer.

Director’s filmography

2018 Freedom Fields (doc)
2013 Granny’s Flags (short)