Libyan rebels fly to Bosnia to see revolution film

Libyan rebels fly to Bosnia to see revolution film

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

A Libyan National Transitional Council's (NTC) fighter shouts "Allahu Akbar" (God is the Greatest) as he heads to the battle on the frontline in the city of Bani Walid on September 19, 2011 where fierce fighting raged as new regime fighters attacked the oasis town where a son of Moamer Kadhafi is believed holed up, possibly with his father, said Libya's rulers. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

khou.com

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Some 120 Libyan rebels have chartered a plane and traveled to Sarajevo to watch the premiere of a documentary about their revolution.

French director Florent Marcie filmed the insurgents from the Libyan town of Zintan from the start of the Libyan uprising to the fall of leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. He was screening his film 'Tomorrow, Tripoli' on Thursday for the first time at Sarajevo's WARM festival.

The movie got its title from a popular promise the insurgents used to boost themselves for eight months.

Marci said the Zintan fighters immediately applied for Bosnian visas and chartered a plane when he told them the screening would be in Sarajevo.

The excited rebels recorded the 4 1/2 hour long movie with their smartphones until their batteries died.

 

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