Freedom Fields

In post-revolution Libya, a group of women are brought together by one dream: to play football for their nation.

Freedom Fields

Year: 2018

Director: Naziha Arebi

Producers: Flore Cosquer, Naziha Arebi

Executive Producers: Sonja Henrici, Noe Mendelle

Screenwriter: Naziha Arebi

Editors: Ling Lee, Alice Powell, Maya Hawke

World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2018

UK Premiere: BFI London Film Festival 2018

Creative Scotland investment: £90,000 Production Growth Fund


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.

A love letter to sisterhood and the power of the “team”.

Freedom Fields was supported by Creative Scotland, IDFA Bertha Fund, Sundance Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chicken & Egg Pictures, AFAC, Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, British Foreign Office, Women Make Movies.