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Directed by Naziha Arebi • 2018 • Libya, United Kingdom
An inspiring love letter to sisterhood and the power of sports, this courageous, gorgeously shot documentary from Naziha Arebi follows three women as they attempt to establish the first female soccer team in postrevolution Libya—a dream met with enormous social resistance 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 life in a country in transition, where personal stories of love and aspiration collide with the forces of history.