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by Martina Melilli


Antonio Melilli is one of the 20.000 Italians forced to leave Libya in 1969, after the Gadhafi coup d’état. He was born and he grew up in Tripoli from the '30s to the 60's, when Libya was an Italian colony.
Starting from her grandfather's memories, the director Martina Melilli draws a map of the city and its locations of the past and tries to relocate them in the present with the help of a young Libyan living in Tripoli, Mahmoud. Martina and Mahmoud have met only on internet but this new friendship reveals the difficulties of living in Tripoli and communicating with the world since the militia took over.
This work is about the feeling of belonging, the memory and how this can be processed through the brain like the images are processed and compressed through digital means.

international title: My Home, in Libya
original title: My Home, in Libya
country: Italy
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Martina Melilli
film run: 66'
producer: Elena Filippini, Stefano Tealdi, Edoardo Fracchia
production: Stefilm, RAI Cinema
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