Diary from the Revolution


“I don’t know why I’m going there. I just know that I can’t sit here watching that happening without being part of it.”

In the summer of 2011, after a decade of living abroad, Norwegian-Libyan filmmaker Nizam Najjar returns to Libya to capture the sweeping changes affecting the nation. He becomes the official cameraman for the Al-Gabra militia in Misrata, gaining extraordinary access to the battlefield – and to the thoughts and dreams of those fighting to end an oppressive regime. Diary from the Revolution gets to the heart of the aspirations, disillusionment, heartache and humor of this group of men as they recover from a turbulent past and confront an uncertain future.

pris_diary_internationa_reporterPRODUCTION FACTS
International title: Diary from the Revolution
Norwegian title: Dagbok fra revolusjonen
Format: Documentary
Production Year: 2012
Length: 55 min (TV)/ 79 min (festival)
Language: English, Arabic
Subtitles: English, Norwegianpris_diary_volda
Release: October 2012
International premiere: November 2012 (CPH:DOX, Copenhagen)
First broadcast: 16 October 2012 (Brennpunkt, NRK1)
Director: Nizam Najjar
Producer:
KriStine Ann Skaret
Distributor:
Journeyman Pictures LTD

Financing:
The Freedom of Expression Foundation (Fritt Ord)
Norwegian Film Institute
NRK  / Commissioning Editor Odd Isungseth
Developed at the EDN workshop ‘Twelve for the Future’

Commissioning Editor:
Maria Fuglevaag Warsinska-Varsi (NFI)
Ola Hunnes, Project Manager (NFI)


Screenings/festivals:

2013 Transatlantyk Poznan International Film and Music Festival
2013 Tri Continental Film Festival
2013 Nordisk Panorama
2013 Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Volda
2012 Film fra Sør (Films from the South), Oslo, Norway
2012 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Brennpunkt, NRK1, Norway  (TV)

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