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Libya in Motion

November 19, 20187:00 p.m. Total duration: 73 minutes
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Total duration: 73 minutes Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.

Casa Árabe, with the cooperation of the British Council, is screening a selection of short-subject films by young filmmakers from Libya, as part of the exhibition Tracking a Vanishing Landscape.

The event will be attended by Andy Mackay, director of the British Council, and Nuria Medina, Casa Árabe’s Culture Coordinator.

From 2012 to 2015, within the context of post-revolutionary Libya, a group of young Libyan filmmakers created this series of short-subject films thanks to a project carried out in the country by the British Council and the Scottish Documentary Institute.

The works form a kaleidoscope of post-revolutionary Libya and delve into the story of characters who are attempting to find normalcy in a world of chaos: from a grandmother who focuses on sewing flags for the revolution to a the curator of the Saray al Hamra Museum, determined to protect the historical heritage, and including Eritrean migrants who find themselves detained after an exhausting journey across the desert, or a young woman who wants to become a movie director in a world where men want to dictate all the rules.

Short-subject films:
Tripoli (2012)
The Grandmother’s Flags, by Naziha Areb
Graffiti, by Ibrahim El Mayet and Anas El Gomati
The Secret Room, by Ibrahim Y. Shebani

Benghazi (2012)
The Salesman, by Ibrahim Algouri
Poet from the Sea, by Farag Akwedir
The Driving Class, by Omar Bushiha

Tripoli (2014-2015)
The Mosque, by Farag Al-Sharif
The Runner, by Mohannad Eissa
The Sandwich Vendor, by Samer S. Omar
Land of Men, by Kelly Ali and Alaa Hassan Saneed
Dead-end Street, by Ahmed Aboub
Adrift, by Samer S. Omar
Mission Impossible, by Naimi Own
Libya in Motion
A frame from the film “The Runner,” by Mohannad Eissa

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Tracking a Vanishing Landscape 

Najlaa El-Ageli curated this collective exhibition on contemporary creation in Libya, in which 12 artists reflect upon memory, heritage and identity.
From October 5, 2018 until December 2, 2018 MADRID