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Yusef's Song

A 52' documentary directed in 2014 by Kostas Pliakos

The story takes place in post-revolution Libya. It is a documentary on a country’s rebuilding from scratch after a major event such as a revolution. Not on a practical level, but as people experience it.

The film’s main character is Yusef; a 25 year old man who lives in Benghazi and took part in the revolution. Yusef is a rapper; in fact Libya’s most famous rapper. He wrote the revolution’s songs and his fame has been spread to all Arabian countries.

Yusef is a young man, a modern, typical example of a young person of his time, a fact he enjoys. Just as the overwhelming majority of young people in Libya, Yusef is a faithful Muslim; not a religious zealot but rather an Islamic tradition keeper in everyday life. Through the eyes of Yusef, the documentary tries to unfold young Libyans vision for their country after Gaddafi.

Festivals : - Medimed 2014 - Sitges, Spain - Thessaloniki Doc Festival 2014 - SOLE LUNA - Palerme-Treviso 2014 - London Greek Film Festival 2013 - Cyprus International Film Festival 2013 - Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2013 - Chalkida Doc Fest 2013

Awards : - SOLE LUNA - Palerme-Treviso 2014 (Special Mention) - London Greek Film Festival 2013 (Best Creative Documentary Award) - Cyprus International Film Festival 2013 (Best Music Film Award)

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