The Rise of Libyan Cinema

Day 6

During the revolution in Libya that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi's regime last year, protestors used their phones and cameras to capture the rebellion on the streets. They put their footage up on YouTube and other social networks for the world to see, planting the seeds of Libyan cinema. Filmmaking wasn't allowed under Gaddafi, and now film festivals are popping up in various cities around the country. Mohamed Maklouf is organizing one such festival, set to take place in Benghazi next month. A filmmaker himself, he's just moved back to Libya after living as a dissident in England for 37 years.

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