Libya-set docu to play as Special Screening
The Oath of Tobruk’ illustrates how ideas and convictions can alter the course of history in the form of a political and humanitarian intervention that had heretofore seemed unthinkable,” said the fest. “That demonstration makes all the more disturbing the spectacle of daily killings that began around the same time in Bashar Al Assad’s Syria and that continues to this day.” The festival is also inviting four key figures of the Libyan revolution to attend the screening. “The selection of ‘The Oath of Tobruk’ by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux reminds us that a film can represent a passing of the torch between people inspired by a shared love of freedom,” added the festival.
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