The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep
Antonio Martino
France, Italy | 2016 | 72 min.


Category: Journeys to Freedom

Ausman believed that without Gaddafi Libya would become a democratic state. When he joined the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring, he fought for a free society and better living conditions. Three years after the fall of the regime, however, the country is mired in chaos and clan wars, and is plagued by Islamist terror groups and religious fundamentalism. Ausman himself is an atheist, which is unacceptable for the local population. And if a person does not conform, threats and violence will soon follow, as they do for Ausman and his family. The freethinking Ausman gradually becomes alienated from his own land and does not know what to do next. The film presents a picture of a disappointed idealist in modern Libya.

Projection

13. 03. 19:00 Atlas - Large Hall International premiere Debate with guests Tickets
15. 03. 19:30 Evald Debate with guests Tickets

Director

Antonio Martino

Filmography:
Remnants (quello che resta), 2014
Isqat al Nizam - at the regime border, 2011
Nìguri, 2009
Be water, my friend, 2009

Sales

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