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From Ashes

Libya’s Difficult Reset


BR / ARTE, 2018, 52 & 45 minutes

For decades, the Western world associated Libya simply with: Gaddafi. Since the revolution and the 2011 NATO intervention, most of the images reaching us are of civil war and chaos. Any hope for a relaunch of democracy – futile? The Libyan political scientist Abdulsalam Hamtoun intends to find this out and takes us on a tour of his country that yields rare insight into the place and its cultural diversity.