From the Episode: Choices

Late Spring

| March 10, 2015

NYU / 2013 / 15 minutes / Arabic, English Subtitles / Color

“Now it’s up to the young people to offer Libya what we couldn’t.”

When everyone in uniform is called to Tripoli to quell the insurgency against Muammar Gaddafi, Mahmoud, a petty clerk at a small Libyan police station, is entrusted with transporting a political prisoner to a nearby jail. It’s a simple assignment, but with his compassion warring with direct orders, Mahmoud finds himself questioning which laws to uphold.

Written and directed by Zachary Kerschberg. The film won a 2014 National Board of Review grant. Principal cast: Abdelmonem Chouayet and Fathi Akkari.

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