USA, 2016, 88 min.
Director Matthew Millan
When filmmaker Matthew Millan was recruited by his friend, a Libyan refugee living for decades in LA, to go with him to Benghazi and document the revolution, he was terrified. Once there, what Milan found amidst the bloody revolution to overthrow a 40-year-old dictatorship, was a high octane, defiant music scene and a unified human spirit that was as
electrifying as it was inspiring. Guitars and rifles stand side by side during the fighting, the victory and the chaos that follows. And while the musicians, after gaining a brief period of freedom of expression, are forced once again to practice in secret, they continue to believe that “strings are stronger than bullets”.
WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (2016)
LUMIERE: 22.04, 17:45
G8 CINEMA: 27.04, 20:00