"When injustice exceeds what you can withstand you’ll do anything”. This is the story of a brother and sister who fought on opposite sides of the Libyan revolution. In the years that follow they navigate injustice, PTSD, revenge, hope, elections, extremists, and a proxy war as they raise their children amongst the chaos. Formally civilians, our siblings are constantly pulled between family or country, survival or change, unable to escape their recent past. Filmed over 6 years we get under the skin of a country unknown and experience the psychological impact of modern warfare, international intervention, and the fragility of democracy, at close range. AFTER A REVOLUTION is supported by: Sundance Film Institute / Field Of Vision / Doha Film institute / San Francisco Film Fund / Rai Cinema / Piemonte Regional Fund / Tribeca Film Institute.
Giovanni Buccomino Giovanni Buccomino studied at the University of Rome and gained a Masters in History and Philosophy. While studying he worked in sound, moving from the field of music to films. In 2010 he directed his first feature 'The Valley of the moon', selected at Festival dei Popoli and Hot Docs among others. From 2012 he directed docs for international networks like Al Jazeera, The Guardian and INGOs, as well as working as a sound designer and field recordist in fiction and documentary. Giovanni was executive producer and sound designer on Naziha Arebi's feature 'Freedom Fields' (TIFF 2018), he is a Sundance Lab fellow, and is currently working on his feature film ‘After A Revolution’. Naziha Arebi Naziha is a British-Libyan artist and filmmaker working at the intersection between art and activism, centering identity, gender and reconciliation. Her artwork, photography and shorts have been exhibited globally and alongside her debut BAFTA nominated feature film FREEDOM FIELDS (TIFF, LFF, IDFA, CPH:DOX) she is also producing Giovanni Buccomino’s AFTER A REVOLUTION and developing her first hybrid fiction feature. Alessandro Carroli
After a Mass Communication degree in 2004, Alessandro Carroli went on to specialize in the production of feature films, fiction, documentary, and VR (projects screened at major festivals Venice, Rome, and Berlin). In 2008, he started collaborating with Kiné and attended Eurodoc, focusing on production and distribution of international documentaries, and in 2012 represented Italy at the MEDIA Emerging Producers program at Jihlava International Doc Festival. Alessandro is a member of Eurodoc Network, EDN, Doc/it, APT and is a fellow of the 2016 EAVE producing program. In 2015 he became director of EIE film, where he is head of development and has produced many documentaries screened internationally, in festivals, for broadcast and with the support of Media, broadcasters and international co-pros. James Scott James Scott is a feature film editor based in Brighton, UK, originally from Canada, whose films have screened at festivals globally. Winner of a Special Jury Award for Editing at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival & the Canadian Screen Award for Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary How To Change The World (BFI/Netflix). His feature-length cinema documentary credits include, Toby Amies' critically acclaimed The Man Whose Mind Exploded (Netflix); and Jeanie Finlay's The Great Hip Hoax (BBC Storyville). Both films were nominated for Grierson British Documentary Awards. Other feature edits include Jerry Rothwells Sour Grapes (Netflix), Dunstan Bruce's This Band is So Gorgeous, runner-up for the Music Doc Award at IDFA 2012; The Search For Weng Weng; Sophie Robinson's My Beautiful Broken Brain (Netflix) winner of the IDFA DOCU Award; and Giovanni Buccomino’s After A Revolution.