Libya: On the Brink

300 kilometres from European shores, Libya has become a ticking time bomb ready to implode at any moment. Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, the country has been divided between the East and the West, between General Haftar’s new national army and the militia controlling the capital of Tripoli.

For 4 months, from May to August 2016, directors Roumiana Ougartchinska and Solomon Kane investigated and filmed in this fraught country. They joined the special forces and Libyan army on the front line at Benghazi and on the Benina air base where the military prepare old Mig 21 planes to bomb ISIS bases.

From Libya’s high security prisons where jihadists are incarcerated, to it’s porous borders in the desert crossed by migrants and armed groups, the film jumps straight into the heart of a country in chaos, where the people do whatever they can to survive, whatever the cost.


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 55 mins
  • Production: SABLE ROUGE
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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