Libya, September 2011. The rebels have conquered Tripoli, and only three cities are still held by pro-Gaddafi troops. During the final weeks of the revolution the filmmaker traveled through the country, capturing snapshots of the situation. Fritz Ofner is currently working on a new documentary: Beirut Blend will be a filmic homage to Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes and to the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Fritz Ofner, born 1977 in Styria, Austria. He studied journalism and ethnology in Vienna. After graduating he worked as an NGO activist, freelance journalist and TV producer. Extensive travels through Asia, Africa and Latin America led him to making documentaries. In 2011 he received the Axel Springer Award for his TV documentary FROM BAGHDAD TO DALLAS. Ofner is a freelance film director and cameraman, and lives in Vienna. // Films (Selected): WALKING WITH CECILIA (2006, short), FROM BAGHDAD TO DALLAS (2010, doc short), EVOLUTION DER GEWALT (2011, doc), LIBYA HURRA (Free Libya, 2012, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2012
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fritz Ofner
Cinematography Fritz Ofner
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