My Home, in Libya

Filming in her grandparents‘ home near Padova in Italy, director Martina Melilli identifies a map of places belonging to their past. Antonio was born in Libya when it was an Italian colony, and he lived in Tripoli where he married Narcisa. They were suddenly forced to leave the country in 1970 just after Gaddafi’s coup d’état. With the help of a young Libyan contacted on social media, Martina collects images of her grandparents‘ ‘home’ town today. Some names have changed, others have not. As they exchange pictures and chats, their relation grows. The web allows them to slowly overcome the physical and cultural boundaries that separate their lives, bringing us into a world the media has no access to

Details

Country of Production
Italy

Year of Production
2018

Format
DCP, HD

Length
66 min

Director
Martina Melilli

Production
Stefilm in co-production with ZDF in collaboration with Arte and Rai Cinema

Original Language
Italian, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Locarno IFF 2018