Filmmaker . Storyteller
After the uprising of February 2011, Libya has witnessed a radical change at all different levels of political, economic and social life, the situation differed completely from what we had previously lived and experienced.
In 2012, I have graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from Tripoli University. But with this change, I decided to change my goals in life to become a filmmaker in the field of the media industry and civil society.
In 2016 I started making short documentaries, my first documentary was about Leptis Magna. I have participated in the International Drone Film Festival "InAir.Amsterdam" presenting this film, as I was nominated in the category of Architecture. After that, I have made a film about immigrants in Libya. It was ranked Third Place in the Migration Media Award in 2018. I’ve also won the Thomson Foundation Competition 2019 (Journalism Now Team Challenge) in the UK.
My vision as a Libyan Filmmaker
Through my work as one of the filmmakers in Libya on various cases regarding human rights and freedom in general within Libya, I discovered that the Libyan society is in denial of the human rights problems, whether in their freedom of expression, minority rights or cultural rights.
On the other hand, there are scattered voices that are demanding for these rights and freedoms. However, sadly their voices are barely heard amid the noise of weapons spread in Libya. I have also found that there is difficulty communicating with communities that don't speak our language as there are words in our society that have a profound meaning that does not have a literal translation in other international languages.
Therefore, our responsibility to translate these deep meanings through our films and deliver this voice to future generations that will have a different mindset. They will be able to reach the critical point in which society's thinking, culture, and behaviour will change.